6th Annual 5k Run & 1 Mile Walk

Our 6th Annual 5K Run/1 Mile Walk is on Sunday, June 11th, 2023!

Are you looking for a morning of fun and friendly competition that also supports organ transplant patients and families? We are hosting our 6th Annual 5K Run & 1 Mile Walk on Sunday June 11th! The event is open to walkers and runners of all ages and levels. The course begins and ends at Transplant House, taking participants through University Circle and a portion of the Cleveland Cultural Gardens.

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This family-friendly, dog-friendly event will also include 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 and 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 11th? 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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Form a team of coworkers, family, or friends to enjoy the course together! Teams in past years have made the event their own by creating inventive team names and donning accessories to stand out during the walk or run. Keep an eye on this page and our social media – we'll be announcing prize categories for teams soon!

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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 2023 event sponsors!