Annual StacheStrong 5K Run/Walk

Register for the 7th Annual StacheStrong 5K Run/Walk 

In person: Saturday, September 21st, 2024 at 3:00pm at the Vestal High School (Vestal, NY)

Virtual (ANYWHERE!): Whenever works best for you during week of September 16th

About the Event

We are excited to host the 7th Annual StacheStrong 5K Run/Walk as a VIRTUAL AND IN PERSON race during the weekend of September 21, 2024. We’ve consistently had 1,500+ participants and donors in all 50 states and we’re excited to continue to grow this as we run/walk to raise awareness and funds for brain cancer research. 

You can complete the virtual run in your respective city and state at ANY TIME during that weekend and we will also hold the in person race in our hometown of Vestal, NY at the Vestal High School at 3:00pm on Saturday, September 21st.This is of extra significance for our family, because this is where GJ developed his love for running as a standout cross country and track runner for his beloved Golden Bears. Race week will be 5 years since GJ gained his wings.

Click for the Race Map in Vestal, NY

Our 501(c)3 Not-for-Profit, StacheStrong, has been built on the core values of strength and togetherness. We formed and mobilized as a result of a dire diagnosis to my brother, George “GJ” Gerner, of Glioblastoma Brain Cancer. He endured two emergency brain surgeries, several rounds of chemotherapy and radiation and continued to fight daily until he passed away after a 2 year battle in September 2019. Everyone has heroes, but ours is one of the strongest you’ll ever meet. We’ve raised over $4,000,000 for brain cancer research and one of our core events is the StacheStrong 5K, which brings together his love for running with his determination to flip the script on this disease.

Email us at stachestrong@gmail.com if interested in one of the below sponsorships:

Sponsorship Levels

Event ($10,000)

Sponsor logo with premier placement on t-shirts, and inclusion on website, social media and event logistics email with special mention that sponsor has covered the cost of shirts and postage for this flagship event. Includes a promo code for up to 15 registrations.

Platinum ($5,000)

Large sponsor logo on t-shirts and inclusion on website, social media and event logistics email. Includes a promo code for up to 10 registrations.

Gold ($2,500)

Medium sponsor logo on t-shirts and inclusion on website and social media. Includes a promo code for up to 5 registrations.

Silver ($1,000)

Small sponsor logo on t-shirts and inclusion on website and social media. Includes a promo code for up to 2 registrations.

Bronze ($500)

Sponsor logo on website and social media. Includes a promo code for up to 1 registration.

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StacheStrong is a 501(c)3 Not-for-Profit organization devoted to raising funds and awareness for brain cancer research. The inspiration and co-founder of StacheStrong, GJ Gerner, courageously battled Glioblastoma (GBM) for 25 months before succumbing to this aggressive disease at 30 years old. As if fighting an incurable disease wasn’t enough of a task, he was also focused on helping others in the brain cancer community; that’s the epitome of how to #LiveStacheStrong. StacheStrong has raised over $3,500,000 for brain cancer research, including funding 35+ clinical trials/research grants. StacheStrong continues to serve as a beacon of hope and support for families facing this dire disease across the globe. Together we WILL flip the script on brain cancer!