Charity Running Team in memory of Victoria

Thank you for another incredible year!

No matter where you’re located, you can change a cancer patient’s journey.

Register as a Runner

Full Marathon, Half Marathon, or 5K. For those who love to run (or walk).

Find a teammate

Show your support for someone who is committed to running already.

Be an Ambassador

No running, just fundraising.
For those who don’t love to run, but love to help.

participant and mentor

The Connecting Champions Marathon team is held in memory of Victoria Ondo-Burnfin, who was a Connecting Champions intern and mentor. Victoria was a source of inspiration–teaching us to chase our dreams and not let anything, even cancer, hold us back. We’re humbled and grateful for the opportunity to honor Victoria’s memory through the smiles on our participants’ faces and the hope in their eyes. #TeamVic 

In 2022, we raised an incredible $5,400, which will create friendship moments for 10 kids & young adults during their cancer journey.

After you register, our team captains will send you an email on how to fundraise through your own custom Connecting Champions Page–don’t worry, we keep it simple.

Perks of Runner Registration:

  • Registration fee reimbursement when you reach your fundraising minimum
  • Gain tools, training and advice on hosting a successful fundraiser
  • FREE team dry-fit shirt/tank

Perks of Ambassador Registration:

  • Fundraising STILL makes a difference.

Perks, in general:

  • A day before the race, you’re invited to the Connecting Champions Team Carbload Party with guest speakers: Connecting Champions mentees and alumni, and hospital partners (stay tuned for virtual options).

OUR 2021 GOAL: $5,000, 20 friendships

Questions? Contact us

Alyssa Rapelje, Program Champion,
Heather Grace, Team Captain – 
Sara Thomas, 5K Team Captain — 

Events & Fundraisers

Milestones, recognition, fundraising….the list goes on

(& we can’t wait to build more!)

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Or contact / 412.376.3755