The 2nd annual Cancer Hater Challenge is right around the corner, and we are HALFWAY to a full roster! If you haven’t signed up yet, GET ON IT, and if you have signed up (THANK YOU!), recruit your friends! We need your help to fill these last few spots. Go here to register (remember, it’s FREE).

Available Time Slots: Saturday, October 18

  • 1-2 a.m.
  • 3-4 a.m.
  • 4-5 a.m.
  • 5-6 a.m.
  • 6-7 a.m.
  • 8-9 a.m.
  • 10-11 a.m.
  • 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • 1-2 p.m.
  • 2-3 p.m.

On the fence about having to run or walk on the dreadmill? It’s well worth it for the number of FANTASTIC PRIZES Point 2 Running Company is giving away! Have you seen this!?

  • Asics, Saucony, Merrell, and Newton shoes
  • Garmin Vivofit
  • Run Fit Analysis from Tidewater Physical Therapy
  • Tifosi sunglasses
  • Feetures! and Injinji socks
  • Fuel Belt
  • Sweaty Bands
  • FlipBelt
  • Zensah
  • Yurbuds
  • and Much More!

Here’s how it works: One raffle ticket is awarded for every $10 raised, so if you raise $100 you receive 10 raffle tickets.The more money you raise, the more raffle tickets you get!


We have a special prize package for the participant who raises the most: HEAD-TO-TOE BROOKS RUNNING GEAR! We’re talking total outfitting: hat, shirt, shorts (or pants), socks, and shoes.

Competition is fierce for top fundraiser. Our top three Cancer Haters are committed to raising much-needed funds for cancer research and are willing to do some crazy things to incentivize friends and family to help make a difference.


Brian Burk was our top fundraiser last year and hopes to outdo his previous donation total of $1,800. Want to see this man run 13.1 miles in a TUTU!? Of course you do. Here’s how: If Brian reaches $1,000 in donations here before Sunday, he’ll run the Crawlin’ Crab Half Marathon sporting a bright red, frilly tutu. (Stay tuned to his blog, Brian’s Running Adventures for more fundraising shenanigans.)

Brian Lamprecht is running in honor of his father who is currently battling esophageal cancer. It’s perhaps convenient the Cancer Hater Challenge is happening close to Halloween because Brian is willing to dress up in a most unusual way. Find out what he has up his sleeve here.

Gary Rauchfuss, who will be Skyping in during the event from across the pond (talk about dedication to the cause), promises to don a PINK TUTU while sweating it out on the treadmill. If he raises more than $500, he’ll shave his head too! Let’s make it happen! Give here.

Many thanks to all who have already donated in support of the Cancer Hater Challenge and VCU Massey Cancer Center! Whether you give $10 or $100, you are making a real difference in the lives of those affected by cancer.

Point 2 Running Company is hooking you up!

Images shown are examples only, not actual prizes.

Cancer Haters have the chance to win some awesome giveaways during our hourly raffle drawings at this year’s 24-Hour Cancer Hater Challenge. Prizes like Asics shoes, a Garmin Vivofit, Tifosi sunglasses, Feetures socks, Sweaty Bands — and trust me when I say there is so much more to come! (Here’s a tip: The more money you raise, the more raffle tickets you get!) Plus, we have a special prize package for the participant who raises the most: HEAD-TO-TOE BROOKS RUNNING GEAR!

Last year our top fundraiser was ultra-runner and cancer hater extraordinaire Brian Burk (check out his blog Brian’s Running Adventures). As an incentive to donors, Brian promised to shave his head and don a tutu during his shift on the treadmill. Apparently a lot of people wanted to see that spectacle because Brian raised an astounding $1,800, and like any good sport he embraced the role of the Bald Tutu Runner.


Can anyone top Brian this year!?

Ready to accept the challenge? Click here to register — it’s FREE! Then set up your personal fundraising page here (click “Join Team”).

You might get a free pair of shoes in exchange for friends’ donations, but we ALL benefit from funding the research that will lead to better treatment and ultimately end cancer.

UPDATE: There’s still time to help Kevin reach his $500 fundraising goal before Sunday’s half marathon. Give just $10 and receive a “I Got Crabby at Cancer” bumper sticker. To make a contribution, click here.

We’ll be rooting for Kevin DePew as he takes on the Crawlin’ Crab Half Marathon October 5 as part of Team Still Easier Than Chemo to benefit VCU Massey Cancer Center!

Yorktown Freedom Run

I’ll let him share with you his inspiration to make a difference in the fight against cancer. Take it away Kevin!

When I first saw Briana Kirby’s video about “Still Easier Than Chemo” I was inspired by both hers and her mom’s strength in the face of adversity. I saw the resolve it took to not passively accept fate and to work to make a difference. As a result, I immediately supported her cause with a modest donation. I am normally not moved to support a cause so easily.

Since then, I have been bugging Briana to create a technical t-shirt that I could wear during races. And once she did this, I bought one and wore it to a local 5K race. Although it was not one of my best races, I ended up placing as the third male masters runner–a pleasant welcome to getting older. Since I was wearing the shirt, I thought it would be fitting to donate my award to the cause.

A week later I learned that my very kind neighbor had just had cancer surgery and was going to have to begin chemo. I have had several conversations with her since she has started the process, and I admire her determination to stay strong while the drugs and the healthcare system take their toll.

More recently one of my favorite celebrities was asking to be sponsored for a mud race; she too was raising money to fight cancer. Thinking about my neighbor, I donated another modest amount. The celebrity wrote all of her donors name on a poster board, photographed it, and posted it Facebook. Although I only gave a little, I felt like I was making a difference. As I thought about this, I thought I could still do more. This is why I want to use my next race, The Crawlin’ Crab Half Marathon to raise awareness to Briana’s cause.

I hope you will donate, whether it is as little as $5 or as much as $100. There are too many people out there who need our help and support. Thank you.

Kevin is honoring all who contribute toward his $500 goal by printing donors’ names on a special Still Easier Than Chemo jersey that he’ll wear during the race.

Please consider being recognized as one of the totally amazing people who are helping to save lives and end cancer! As always, we are so grateful for your support!



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