2022 AACR Runners for Research 5K Run/Walk

Join us on April 9, 2022

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Event Details
Where Crescent Park at Mandeville Wharf
New Orleans, LA
Starts 04/09/2022 @ 7:30 AM
Ends 10:00 AM
Check-in Time 6:45 AM to 7:30 AM
Registration Cutoff 04/09/2022 @ 7:30 AM
Donation Cutoff 07/10/2022 @ 11:45 PM
Campaign ID 22
Contact Ashley Fry
Phone 215-446-7150
Email Address [email protected]

Whether you're a walker or a runner, team up with the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) to advance lifesaving cancer research.

Members of the AACR Runners for Research team participate in races around the country to support the AACR and our more than 49,000 members who lead the effort to prevent and cure cancer. This year our signature 5K Run/Walk will be held in New Orleans, LA, as cancer scientists, survivors, advocates, and others gather April 8 -13 for the AACR Annual Meeting 2022 to discuss the latest developments in the fight against cancer. The Annual Meeting 5K Run/Walk is a wonderful opportunity to bring together AACR members with the local New Orleans community in an effort to raise awareness and funds for cancer research. We invite individuals and companies to join us for this event to unite for a cause and support healthy active lifestyles. Proceeds raised from the AACR Runners for Research 5K Run/Walk will go toward advancing research progress for the millions worldwide affected by cancer.

5K details are as followed:

  • Date: Saturday, April 9, 2022, 7:30 a.m.
  • Start/Finish: Mandeville Wharf in Crescent Park at 2300 N Peters St, New Orleans, Louisiana, 70117
  • Cost: AACR Members - $40;  Louisiana Residents - $35;  Louisiana Running Club Members- $35;  AARP Members - $20;  Age 17 & Under and Cancer Survivors – FREE

Join the fun and support an important cause at the AACR Runners for Research 5K Run/Walk!

All participants who register before March 9th, 2022 will receive a commemorative AACR 2021 Annual Meeting Run/Walk tech running shirt.

*Those who register after March 9th will receive a shirt on a first come basis.

    Course Map

Bib Pick Up & Advance Registration: Friday, April 8, 2022, 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Registration and Bib pick-up booths will be outside of the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Non-meeting attendees will need proof of vaccination uploaded & a negative COVID-19 test.  Day-of Registration begins at 6:45 a.m. the morning of the race. There will be shuttle transportation to the race site/Convention Center from select AACR Convention hotels (TBD). 


       Presenting Sponsor                                             Elite Sponsor


Sponsorship Opportunities

Find out more information about sponsorship opportunities for this exciting event.

Not a runner or a walker? Volunteer!

We need your help in all aspects of the race. Join the AACR volunteer team. Volunteers are needed to:

  • Distribute water to 5K participants
  • Provide support at the start and finish line
  • Assist with registration the morning of the race
  • Distribute t-shirts to 5K participants
  • Cheer on participants at various mile markers

To learn more about AACR Runners for Research, email [email protected] or call (215) 446-7150.