The Head for the Cure 5K Central Texas is NOW a Virtual Event!

March 16, 2020

We are transitioning our traditional 5K to a virtual 5K for the 8th Annual Head for the Cure 5K - Central Texas on Sunday, March 29th! Our events serve as a mechanism to fight back, honor loved one’s memories and provide inspiration to those who are in the middle of their journey with a brain tumor. These events are not only crucial to our foundation but are also milestones and celebrations for the brain tumor community. We are excited to carry on the amazing momentum for this year's event on March 29th!

What Does a Virtual 5K Mean?

  • Join Us for a Facebook Live Event! Head for the Cure Central Texas Founder, Sarah Shrader, will run a 5K route, and we will follow alongside her the entire way. After Sarah's run, Executive Director, Jenna Heilman, will virtually award the top fundraising awards and also honor the Keeping the Faith and Legacy of Love recipients. All plaques and awards will be mailed to the recipients.
  • What Should I Do That Morning? Follow the event on Facebook Live and participate in your own 5K! Whether that's running on a treadmill, walking in your neighborhood, going for a swim, riding a bike or other physical activities following social distancing guidelines, you can show your solidarity to Sarah and others who have been affected by brain cancer.
  • Will I Still Get My Shirt and Medal? YES! We will host a two-day packet pickup on Friday, March 27th and Saturday, March 28th at Texas Running Company. Stay tuned for more details about when you can pick up your shirt and medal.
  • How Can I Help? Encourage registration and donations! Our grants for clinical research and patient programs to Texas Oncology - Austin Brain Tumor Center and the Brain Tumor Trials Collaborative come from our race revenue. We can't make an impact in this fight to find a cure for brain cancer without YOU!

Register or Donate Today!
Stay tuned for more information as we near our Virtual 5K!

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This decision was based on the CDC's recommendation for a moratorium on events larger than 50 people for the next 8 weeks in order to subside the spread for COVID-19. Head for the Cure always wants to ensure the safety of our supporters, especially those who have weakened immune systems like our brain tumor survivors.