ChadTough Defeat DIPG Superhero Sprint & 6K

Tue May 24 - Sun May 29 Bethesda, MD 20817 US Directions
The 7th Annual ChadTough Defeat DIPG Superhero Sprint & 6K, presented by Headfirst Summer Camps, is a fun and meaningful way to contribute to the fight against childhood brain tumors. 

After two years of a virtual event, we are thrilled to bring back our 
in-person race, which will be held at Westfield Montgomery Mall, 7101 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda, MD.  The event features a 6K timed walk/run, a 1K walk/run, and a Tot Sprint. We will, of course, monitor the COVID-19 status in the community and abide by regulations in place at the time of the event to best protect the health and safety of our participants. 
We will still have a virtual option for those near and far. Our virtual participants may sign up to walk, run, or do the activity of your choice, on your own, anytime by May 31, 2022.
The Superhero Sprint & 6K is a family-friendly event, and we welcome all children.  You have three options for your children:  the 6K, the 1K Sprint, or the Tot Sprint.  Children who register for the 6K may also participate in the 1K Sprint or Tot Sprint at no additional charge.  Children who are ages 5 and older who will be participating on the 6K race course should register for that event.

Early Bird Registration is available for all participants through February 28, 2022. Please see more details below on timing and deadlines. For our virtual participants, we will work to get everyone their race shirts by mail as quickly as possible.  

The race was created in honor of Michael Mosier, a 6-year-old little boy from Bethesda, MD, who battled DIPG for 8.5 months before passing away in May 2015. This year is our 7th Annual Superhero 6K event, marking 7 years since Michael passed away. It has been an honor for this event to include many dozens of childhood cancer families over the years, and we can't wait to welcome back so many supporters who participate in honor of many special childhood cancer fighters.

Michael Mosier Defeat DIPG Foundation established the Superhero 6K in 2016. In January 2021, we announced the exciting news that we have joined forces with The ChadTough Foundation and now are united as one organization:  ChadTough Defeat DIPG Foundation. Our mission remains the same. All proceeds from the race will benefit ChadTough Defeat DIPG Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to raising funds for childhood brain cancer research, with an emphasis on DIPG. 

Brain tumors are the leading cause of childhood cancer death for children and adolescents under the age of 19.  And, DIPG (diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma) is the most lethal form of pediatric brain cancer.  There is now hope for progress in the battle against DIPG, and your participation can make an impact and help save these kids' lives!  

Friday, May 27
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Saturday, May 28
10:00 am – 4:00 pm 

Packet pickup will be located at Westfield Montgomery Mall, 7101 Democracy Blvd, in a storefront that is located next to Talbot's and across from the Lego store on the 1st floor of the mall.  The closest entrance is from the parking garage located near Entrance 3 where Forever 21 is located.

**Participants are strongly encouraged to pick up their race packets during one of these time windows, if at all possible.  You may have a friend or family member pick up your race packet.  Race packet pickup will be available on race day between 7:00 - 7:45 am.  If you pick up your race packet on race day, your t-shirt may not still be available.  Be sure to arrive early if you will get your race packet on May 29.

Important Dates
Monday, February 28 - Last Day for Early Bird Registration. Prices go up March 1, 2022.  
Thursday, May 5 - Last Day for Guaranteed Race Shirt for 6K & 1K registrants. Registrations after May 6 will be first-come, first-served, and subject to availability for those participating in the in-person race. Virtual Runner with Shirt registrations between May 6 - 20 are guaranteed, but shirts might arrive after May. 
Friday, May 20 - Last Day for Virtual Runner Registration
Thursday, May 26 - Last Day for Regular Price Online Registration
Friday, May 27 & Saturday, May 28 - Packet Pickup at Westfield Montgomery. Details above.
Race Shirt/Bib Mailings: For our virtual runners, we will be working hard to get race shirts and bibs mailed out as quickly as possible. Shirts will be mailed in order of registration date, so sign up early to get your shirt in the first batch that goes out in late April/early May. Due to uncertainty with the COVID-19 pandemic, and widespread impact with the U.S. Postal Service, we ask for your understanding if there are delays beyond our control. We will provide updates on the timing of mailings when more information is available. 


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We have a room block at the North Bethesda Marriott Hotel & Conference Center for attendees of the ChadTough Defeat DIPG Superhero 6K.  Rooms are set aside from May 27 to May 30, at a rate of $135/night (not including taxes).  Overnight parking is available for $19 per night.

CLICK HERE to make a reservation.  Reservations must be made by Friday, May 6.


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