Race Date: TBD Silver Spring, MD 20905 US Directions
Race to a million dollars for children fighting for their lives

5K Run

Event Date: TBD

5 Miler

Event Date: TBD

1 Mile Fun Run/Walk

Event Date: TBD
Rescheduling Ben's Run to Future 2021 Date TBD

New Date: TBD 2021

10th & Final, In-person Run To Be Held in 2021
Due to the ongoing pandemic, it has become clear that we need to postpone our final, in-person run to 2021. We plan to announce the new date in January.  Right now, we need to continue to keep everyone safe.  Please take care of yourself and your families, especially anyone with underlying medical conditions. 
Do your own virtual run on Oct. 3, 2020; no registration is necessary.  
We  encourage everyone to run or walk on Saturday, October 3rd in the community where you live, practicing social distancing.  Bring a family member or friend, wear a Ben's Run shirt from a previous year (if you have one)  and share your photos and support on Ben's Run social media and your own social media, tagging #BensRunVirtual2020.  You can also email your photos to info@bensrun.org and we can share them as well.  Most importantly, kids with cancer still need our help during COVID-19, so if you can help us with fundraising, we would greatly appreciate it.  You can donate at bensrun.org, or set up a Facebook or RunSignUp fundraiser.  We will present Children’s National with our 2020 donation after Oct. 3, so please help us add to that amount!  Many thanks to those who have already registered, sponsored, raised funds or donated to the run in 2020!   We hope you will join us for our 10th and final in-person run in 2021.   Please email info@bensrun.org if you have any questions.

Here Are Your Options:

We will transfer your registration to the new event date TBD in 2021, and look forward to having you join us. Thanks for your patience and we are grateful for your support!

You want to help us reach our $1 million goal, and you want us to keep your registration fee(s) and will not be participating in 2021. We deeply appreciate your generosity to help us reach our goal of adding 22 more pediatric cancer patients to the clinical trial at Children's National. 

We completely understand, and a refund will be issued.  Thank you.

To meet our million dollars over 10 years goal, and allow more children fighting cancer to get on our clinical trials at Children's National in DC,  we need you to set up your own fundraising page. Signing up to become a fundraiser is super easy! You will have a personal URL to share with family and friends through email or social media.  And if you are on Facebook, you can have it on your Facebook page.  Set your own fundraising goal of $100, $250, $500 or as much as you want. The best part? We will be giving away some incredible prizes for any superstar fundraisers that raise $3,000 or $5,000!

Raise $3,000 on your fundraiser and get a Series 5 Apple Watch!

Raise $5,000 on your fundraiser and get your choice of an iPhone 11 or an Oculus Quest All-in-one VR Gaming Headset – 64GB






Date and Time

Official start at 8:30 AM 2021 Date TBD


Packet Pick Up Continues and Silent Auction starts at 7 am

Entertainment starts at 7:30 am

Welcome Ceremony starts at 8 am


Join us for your choice of a 5 Mile, 5K, or 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk in the Stonegate neighborhood of Silver Spring.  All proceeds from Ben's Run go towards cutting edge research and clinical immunotherapy trials at Children's National in DC.  You can magnify your impact by creating a super easy online fundraiser and/or making a donation to get children fighting cancer greater access to these clinical trials. 

All runners and walkers receive a race packet including a race t-shirt. Our run has a huge silent auction with amazing experiences and items to bid on. Come early (7 am) to check it out, and get your bids in before 10 am.

Timed 5K and 5 mile on a certified course.  More detailed course info HERE. Prizes for Top Runners  (Male/Female) and 1st Place for Each Age Group (Male/Female)

Light food will be available for participants 
On-site food truck!
Walkers are welcome as well and must be registered and receive the same high quality t-shirt! 

Advance Packet Pick Up at race site (Stonegate Elementary School, 14811 Notley Road, Silver Spring, MD 20905) one day prior to the race, October 2, from 6 pm - 8 pm.  Race Day Packet Pick-Up starts at 7 am on Saturday date TBD in 2021.

Why support Ben's Run?

Seed money from Ben's Run funds the initial successful research that allows Children's National to apply for larger federal grants.  Without this initial seed money, the remarkable current immunotherapy work in pediatric cancer at Children's is not possible.  See chart below to see how $100 at a time makes a remarkable difference.   Building on the success made possible by Ben’s Run’s over the years, money raised this year will be focused on one of the most devastating hematologic malignancies, acute myeloid leukemia (AML) - with less than a 25% overall five-year survival – and post-bone marrow transplant (BMT) use of virus-specific T cells to target cancer. Ben’s Run has set an inspiring and ambitious goal to advance this potentially transformative research: to raise a total of $1 million in 10 years. If successful, this funding will:
• expand access to RESOLVE to 10 new patients at high risk of relapse
• start the readily available protocol for 12 patients for whom BMT isn’t an option
These ambitious research aims and our goals to expand access can only be accomplished through philanthropy.

“We are enormously grateful to Ben’s Run. The unprecedented funding success
we’ve had this past year could not have been achieved without Ben’s Run.“
— Catherine Bollard, M.D., M.B.Ch.B.


Race Details


There is a 5K run, 5 Mile run, and a 1 mile fun run/walk.  Children under 5 are free and do not need to register.  Kid-friendly, dog-friendly dogs are permitted on the 5K and 1 Mile courses only for an additional $5.  Strollers are permitted on the 5K and 1 Mile courses.  

For all the details about the Run, go to our website at www.bensrun.org.  Check the Ben's Run website often as the race approaches for more information about the Silent Auction, Race Day Schedule, Ben's Bucket prizes, and more!  Questions?  Email us at info@bensrun.org 

This event is rain or shine. 


Interested in being a sponsor or donating to the silent auction?

Businesses interested in sponsoring the 10th Annual Ben's Run can get more information HERE

Business or individuals that are interested in donating to our Silent Auction should email info@bensrun.org 


Race Contact Info

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Stonegate Elementary School
14811 Notley Road
Silver Spring, MD US 20905
Race Website

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