5th Annual 5k Run & 1 Mile Walk

Join us on Sunday, June 26 – In Person or Virtually!

We are excited to host our 5th Annual 5K Run & 1 Mile Walk on Sunday, June 26 for a day of running, walking and celebrating the healing power of community – as we continue to honor the memory of the founder of this event, Brian Vitale. The course for in-person participants begins and ends at Transplant House and winds through University Circle and a portion of the Cleveland Cultural Gardens. Proceeds raised through this event help us provide affordable, temporary housing and a welcoming, supportive community to organ transplant patients and their families.

About Brian…

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.

Interested in getting involved?

Click here to learn more about our 5K event committee →


8:30AM EDT
Price increases after June 25, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT

1 Mile Walk

8:30AM EDT
Price increases after June 25, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT

Virtual Race

Registration ends the day of the event.
Includes T-shirt

Get your friends, family or colleagues together and form a team!

Special recognition for Largest Team, Most Spirited and Most Dogs

Thank you to our generous event sponsors!

Humble Heart Gentle Soul Foundation

Vitale Family

Cleveland Clinic

Westfield Bank

Ann and John Kosco

Becky and Alan Medearis

Jerry and Jill Wichtel

Pat & Dan Morse

Allied Wealth Partners

John and Cynthia Sullivan


Doug and Gail Allcock


Mulhall Zion LLC

University Circle, Inc.


Werner and Maryellen Jenzer

Spivak Financial Group

William and Catherine Surman

Tarkowsky and Piper Co. LPA

Village Trends Boutique