7th Annual 5k Run & 1 Mile Walk

Our 5K Run & 1 Mile Walk Event Returns Sunday, June 9th!

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Registration is now open!

This family-friendly, dog-friendly event also includes tours of Transplant House, activities on the front lawn, medals for top runners in their categories, and special awards for teams! This uplifting event is held each year at Transplant House in celebration of the life of Brian Vitale. All proceeds raised support our mission of providing affordable temporary housing that feels like home and a welcoming, supportive community to organ transplant patients and their families.

Not in Cleveland on June 9th? No problem! Sign up as a Virtual Runner and take part in the fun from wherever you are! Virtual Runners receive a race packet in the mail that includes a t-shirt.

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Build your team, compete for the prize of Top Fundraiser, and help us reach our goal of $10,000 in donations!

Whether you are leading a team of in-person or virtual attendees, or a supporter of the House who isn't able to join us on the day of the race, you can still be part of raising vital funds for the House. Gifts of all sizes have an impact, enabling us to offer affordable, long-term housing and support services designed to meet the unique emotional and financial needs of transplant patients and caregivers.

The top fundraising team will be recognized at the event and win a prize!

About Brian Vitale

Brian was a friend, Trustee, philanthropist, and liver recipient who was dedicated to supporting and advocating for Transplant House. He founded this event in 2018 and it has become everything he'd hoped - a joyful, family and dog-friendly outdoor celebration and healthy competition that raises impactful funds for our work. In 2021, we celebrated Brian's life and were honored to host 19 of his family and friends who traveled in from New Jersey and beyond (pictured above). Between both in-person and virtual options, we had 312 participants – our most to date! We know that would have made Brian proud and will continue to honor his dedication to Transplant House through this joyful annual event.

Thank you to our generous 2024 event sponsors!

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