A virtual walk/run can be completed any time, place and at any pace you choose. Take a stroll or jog in your neighborhood, time a 5K on your treadmill, use technology to count your steps walking at home or (if local and state guidelines allow) select a park, walking path or location where you can walk or run while practicing social distancing. The choice is yours!
The Virtual LACC can be wherever and whenever you want with the benefit of still supporting a cause you care about and participating in a nationwide call-to-action. The LACC is October 25th so we encourage a fun costume or simply wearing purple.
The annual LA Cancer Challenge is a 5K walk/run but if you want or need to run a shorter distance we won’t tell! You can also choose to go further but ultimately the goal is 3.1 miles.
The 23rd Annual LA Cancer Challenge is a walk/run event taking place on Sunday, October 25, 2020. The event benefits the Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research. This year's LACC will be a nationwide virtual event.
Stop by our LACC drive thru packet pick up to collect your t-shirt, medal and more before race day.
Saturday, October 24 at Big 5 Sporting Goods, located at 3121 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
*Additional locations and/or dates for packet pick up may be announced.
**More details to come for virtual participants outside of SoCal.
Absolutely! Livestreaming your walk/run is not required but it’s certainly fun. Livestreaming allows your community to join you remotely and cheer you on with encouraging messages. Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to remind them you’re walking for pancreatic cancer research and ask them to donate in real time. Livestreaming options include the following social media platforms: Facebook Live, YouTube Live, LinkedIn Live or the Periscope streaming app to livestream on Twitter.
Choose to livestream your entire walk/run or simply stream for a few minutes when you start, as you finish or anytime in between. The choice is yours! *An alternative to livestreaming is to record your walk/run on a smartphone and share the video footage.
- Why you’re walking or running for pancreatic cancer
- Who you are dedicating your walk/run to (example: a family member, friend, the community of survivors or the researchers searching for a cure)
- Your fundraising goal and asking loved ones to give what they can
- Facts about pancreatic cancer
- How COVID-19 has impacted patients facing pancreatic cancer
- Patient & family services provided by the Hirshberg Foundation
- Advances in pancreatic cancer research
- Share the hashtags #LACancerChallenge or #LACC
No, the sale, transfer, or duplication of a race entry/bib is strictly prohibited. All entry fees are non-refundable and are considered a donation to the Hirshberg Foundation.
A team is a group of co-workers, neighbors, friends, family, or fellow students who can raise money together to compete for team prizes and run/walk together on the day of the LA Cancer Challenge. A team can range anywhere from 5 to more than 200 members.
|2019 Highest Fundraiser||Marvin's Marvels||$92,364|
|2019 Most Participants||Team Raging Health||101 Members|
|2018 Highest Fundraiser||Marvin's Marvels||$87,188|
|2018 Most Participants||Team Raging Health||82 Members|
|2017 Highest Fundraiser||Marvin's Marvels||$51,648|
|2017 Most Participants||Team Raging Health||102 Members|
|2016 Highest Fundraiser||Marvin's Marvels||$49,990|
|2016 Most Participants||Team Raging Health||210 Members|
|2015 Highest Fundraiser||Marvin's Marvels||$57,757|
|2015 Most Participants||Marvin's Marvels||143 members|
|2014 Highest Fundraiser||Marvin's Marvels||$66,171|
|2014 Most Participants||Marvin's Marvels||166 members|
|2013 Highest Fundraiser||Marvin's Marvels||$40,812|
|2013 Most Participants||Benny's Team||126 members|
|2012 Highest Fundraiser||Marvin's Marvels||$39,101|
|2012 Most Participants||Benny's Team||137 members|
|2011 Highest Fundraiser||Team Schneider/Gursey||$94,706|
|2011 Most Participants||Marvin's Marvels||124 members|
|2010 Highest Fundraiser||Marvin's Marvels||$30,756|
|2010 Most Participants||Benny's Team||110 members|
|2009 Highest Fundraiser||Team Personal Power & Marvin's Marvels||both raised $15,600|
|2009 Most Participants||Sunshine Daydreams||73 members|
|2008 Highest Fundraiser||Team Personal Power||$31,605|
|2008 Most Participants||Team Dr. T||114 members|
|2007 Highest Fundraiser||Don's Team||$36,118|
|2007 Most Participants||Team Mark Galton||128 members|
|2006 Highest Fundraiser||Ellen's Angels||$40,290|
|2006 Most Participants||Team Mark Galton||158 members|
|2005 Highest Fundraiser||Walk for Hock||$14,232|
|2005 Most Participants||Team Mark Galton||149 members|
Yes, participants that have already registered can join your team. Simply email email@example.com with the participant's name and email address (if available) and we will transfer them to your team.
By creating a team in honor or memory of someone, you have taken the first - and biggest step towards doing something special for your loved one! In the meantime, check out our ideas for creating team spirit.
You enter your Headquarters from the upper right hand corner of our home page. In your Headquarters, you can build or edit your webpage(s), send emails to friends and family, enter offline donations, edit your profile and view fundraising, email and team statistics and so much more. You need your username and password to enter your HQ.
All participants, whether running as an individual or as a part of a team, are eligible to receive the fundraising incentives. Even if you are a part of a team, you will still have your own personal web page to collect donations. Both you and your team will receive credit for all donations you collect.
Everyone is encouraged to raise pledge money. This is how we raise funds for the pancreatic cancer research. There are fundraising prizes at various levels. All of the pledge money goes to support the Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research. For more information, please visit www.pancreatic.org.
Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees. Some will even provide a monetary grant for volunteer hours. Use our Matching Gift tool to see if you company will match. Be sure to tell your donors to check as well. Your fundraising can go twice as far with matching gifts!