Thanks for your interest in the POST 2016 STRONGER than Cancer Young Hero virtual run/walk

You are a HERO to courageous local kids and their families fighting cancer. This is SO much more than a race! This is an awesome event to honor and celebrate the cancer journeys of these brave young warriors. Choose your own 3.1 mile or 1 mile course to reflect upon the HOPE, STRENGTH, RESILIENCE, and BRAVERY of these amazing kids.


How far do I run or walk?

Run the 5k distance (3.1miles) or 1 mile anytime during October 1st or October 2nd. You do not need to “run” the entire distance, it’s perfectly fine to walk instead of run.

Does time matter?

Take as long as you need or go for a personal best! It’s up to you. There is no need to run or walk the entire distance at one time. You can do some of the distance on October 1st and the rest on October 2nd. You can sleep in and run or walk at a time that is convenient for you.

Where do I run? 

Anywhere you want.  You can run through your neighborhood, on a school track, on a running path, on a trail, or on a treadmill. Is there a 5k in your hometown that weekend?  Join that 5 k and earn our medal while also earning theirs.

How do I know when I have completed 3.1 miles (or 1 mile)?

If you plan to use a treadmill, determining the distance is easy. If you will be running outside there are a number of running apps you can download to your phone. Some common ones are Runkeeper, Map My Run, Nike + Running and Zombies, Run. Or you can use your car to travel the route.  If you plan to use a school track, check with the school.

What do I do with the race bib?

We will send to you a virtual race bib with your name on it.  Running with your bib is optional. If you want to run with your bib, you can print it and pin it to your shirt. Take a picture of yourself with the race bib. Post your pictures on our Facebook and Instagram pages.

What kind of paper should I print my bib on?

It’s best if you use waterproof ink jet paper or paper that is slightly heavier than regular paper.

How do I get a medal?

Medals will shipped via mail to runners who ordered a “full runner’s kit.”

Is my registration fee tax-deductible?

Pediatric Oncology Support Team (POST) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. $25 of your registration fee is tax deductible. 100% of donations are tax-deductible.

How do I register?

How do I set up a team?

Set up an account at so your friends, family members, co-workers and neighbors can join your Virtual Running Team. Your team can run or walk anywhere you want as long as your team completes the 3.1 miles (or 1 mile) anytime during October 1st or October 2nd. Compete against other teams around the country to come up with Best Team Name, Best Team Costumes, and Best Fundraising Team.

What if I have more questions?  Email any additional questions to: or or call (561)882-6336.