Race for Research started in 2011 as an event called "Walk Away From Cancer". Over 200 participants came out to show their support for the UW Carbone Cancer Center, with a unified goal: leave cancer in the dust! We raised over $17,500 and knew we could not stop there.

In 2012, we decided to change things up. Recognizing the urgent need for funds for new research, we renamed the event Race for Research and added the 5K component. From there, the rest is history.

Fast forward to 2016: Over 1,200 community members joined us for a beautiful morning on the UW Lakeshore Campus. We were honored to be able to offer our fundraisers the opportunity to direct their efforts towards a specific cancer fund at the UW Carbone Cancer Center. Thanks to them, we were able to raise over $120,000 for innovative cancer research here in Madison!

Come out and race with us on Saturday, October 7 for another memorable and successful year!