The Head for the Cure 5K - Detroit is Going VIRTUAL!

Join Us on Sunday, October 4th! 

Check out this sneak peek of our Virtual 5K!

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Event Details

Date: Sunday, October 4th
Time: 9:00 a.m. EDT
Location: Facebook Live & YouTube 
Event Schedule: TBD  

What Is A Virtual 5K?

This interactive event brings the same unique elements of an in-person 5K online to celebrate and remember our loved ones affected by this disease. Featured on Facebook Live, we will host an at-home 5K, share stories from survivors and team captains, recognize the Keeping the Faith and Legacy of Love recipients and remember those we’ve lost during our Celebration of Life. Interested in sharing your story for the virtual 5K? Email

Things to Know:

  • Will I Still Get My Shirt and Medal? YES! Register before September 1st & get the 2020 shirt & medal before race day by mail! Registrations after September 1st will recieve their shirts and medals to each participant after the race. Please be sure that the address entered when registering is the address you would like your items shipped to. Please note that shipping may be delayed due to shelter-in-place orders. 
  • How Can You Help? Encourage registrations and donations! Our grants for clinical research and patient programs to the Hermelin Brain Tumor Center at Henry Ford Health System and the Brain Tumor Trials Collaborative come from our race proceeds. We can't make an impact in this fight against brain cancer without YOU!

How to Participate in the Virtual 5K

Before the 5K:

  • Complete Your Own Physical Activity! Go for a run or walk in your neighborhood or on a treadmill, ride a bike, mow the lawn or simply do any physical activity of your choice! Please practice social distancing guidelines.  
  • Document Your Activity! Snap a selfie to share on Facebook during the virtual event using @headforthecure. We encourage you to wear a Head for the Cure shirt from a previous event!
  • Share the event on Social Media! Spread awareness by inviting friends to attend the Facebook Live event. Share the event on social media and encourage friends, family and coworkers to come together to support a cause that is so important to you. 

During the Virtual 5K:

  • Join Us on Facebook Live or YouTube at 9:00 AM on October 4th! We will feature our event on the Head for the Cure Facebook page. 
  • Comment & Share! Comment on the live video during the virtual 5K and share what the fight against brain cancer means to you!  
  • Post Your Selfie! Share the selfie from your workout to the Head for the Cure - Detroit event page and be sure to tag @headforthecure! 

Please reach out to Regional Relationship Coordinator, Maddie, if you have any questions regarding registrations, donations, etc. Maddie Balachowski816-218-6878 |   



If you are interested in sponsoring this important cause, please contact Maddie at

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