Cool Kids Courageous 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run


Thank you so much to everyone who participated in our 2016 race!

Event Overview

The Cool Kids Courageous Run includes a family friendly 5K and a 1-mile fun run/walk that begin at 8 am. This hilly cross country course on the grassy fields at Oregon Ridge Park will be professionally timed by Charm City Run and is perfect for walkers and families. This course may be a challenge at times, but remember, it’s easier than one round of chemo!

All registered participants will receive a cotton race t-shirt before the start and receive a cold wash cloth at the finish line. All children will also receive a medal at the finish! After the races, everyone is welcome to join in the fun festival that features a live DJ, food spread, and outdoor games for the entire family!

In just six years of this annual event, over $100,000 has been raised to benefit our 100% free programs for pediatric oncology patients and their families!

Awards & Prizes

ALL KIDS will receive a medal at the finish line!

Prizes will be awarded to the overall male and female 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers as well as the top male and female runners in the following age groups: 10 & under, 11-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50 & over.

Fundraising and Incentives

Registering for our race benefits our Cool Kids locally and nationally through our various programs to improve the quality of life for kids with cancer and their families. Once you have signed up for the race, you can continue to help our Cool Kids by creating a fundraising page! Everything fundraised goes directly towards making our programs 100% free for our families! Learn more about fundraising and our incentives you can earn here!

Run Fest


Erik's Angels Sponsors ($5,000+)


Ben's Buddies ($1,500+)

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Spencer's Friends ($500+)

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Johnny's Jets ($250+)

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$100+ Level


In-Kind Sponsors/Media Partners

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The Cool Kids Courageous 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run is only one of several races and events produced each year to benefit the Cool Kids Campaign. To find out more about our other fundraising opportunities, click on our EVENTS menu at the top of this page. These races and fundraising events make our core programs possible.