FAQ / Directions

  • All event proceeds benefit the ALS Therapy Development Institute. The Institute and its scientists actively discover and develop treatments for ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). We are the world’s first and largest nonprofit biotech focused 100 percent on ALS research. Led by people with ALS and drug development experts, we understand the urgent need to slow and stop this disease. The event starts and ends outside the Institute's full-scale lab space in Cambridge and lab tours will be available during the event.
  • No, though we encourage all participants to set a fundraising goal of $100 to help advance promising treatments at the ALS Therapy Development Institute. Please see our Fundraising Resources for helpful tips and tricks.
  • Trailblazers go the extra mile to help advance ALS research. By registering as a Trailblazer, you commit to fundraising $250 and in return, your registration fee will be waived. If you do not raise your fundraising minimum by Friday, August 31, 2018, the remainder will be charged to the credit card you provided at time of registration. Please select the Trailblazer option during registration if you are interested.
  • When sending in donations, please fill out a donation form. If you have cash donations, please write out a personal check for the cash amount and keep the actual cash.

Race 4 Research is ALS Therapy Development Institute's premier 5K and walk, bringing together more than 400 participants from the community each year. The event raises money and awareness for the fight against ALS.

Race 4 Research participants will walk, run or roll through Technology Square, Cambridge's biotechnology hotspot. The ALS TDI Race 4 Research brings attention to the critical role scientific research plays in bringing us closer to effective treatments and a cure for ALS. Dress in your nerdiest costume and join us for a chip-timed, 5k road race, a 4-mile ALS awareness walk and wheelchair ride along the picturesque Charles River, plus an after party with snacks and beer!

Thank You to Our Generous 2018 Sponsors!


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