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What is eRACE Lung Cancer?

eRACE Lung Cancer is LUNGevity Foundation’s national program for runners, swimmers, cyclists, and athletes of all abilities that raises funds and awareness for lung cancer research and programs. Initially launched in 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, LUNGevity’s first-ever eRACE Lung Cancer achieved great success, drawing nearly 250 participants, including 15 lung cancer survivors, from 24 U.S. states and three countries. Together, they logged almost 1,000 miles and helped raise nearly $70,000.

When does the race take place?

This year’s eRACE Lung Cancer is taking place during the month of May – Lung Cancer Hope Month! Set your own mileage goal for the month, log your workouts from May 1-31, then join us for an online celebration in June.

Where does the race take place?

Complete your miles wherever you’d like! We recommend staying relatively close to home. Indoor and outdoor workouts both count!

How far is the race?

That’s your choice! Set a personal mileage goal for the month – it could be 5 miles, 15 miles, 50 miles, or even 100! Then log your miles (run, swim, bike, or activity of your choice) between May 1-31.

Is there a time limit?

No! You can complete your miles at any time of day, at any pace, any and every day that you’re able to. Activities can be any duration. The only limit is your mileage will only be counted between May 1-31.

What’s included in my registration?

Your free registration includes access to our fundraising app with activity tracking, an online community of Team LUNGevity athletes, fundraising tools and challenges, and opportunities to earn eRACE Lung Cancer swag and prizes – plus, the satisfaction of helping the 228,000 Americans who will be diagnosed with lung cancer this year. Register by April 19 to receive an eRACE Lung Cancer welcome kit by May 1!

Is fundraising required?

Fundraising is not required, but strongly encouraged! The funds you raise through this event will help fund scientific research, educational materials, and resources like our Lung Cancer HELPLine and Lung Cancer Navigator mobile app.

How do I use the RUN LUNGevity mobile app?

Check out our user guide here.

Do I have to use the RUN LUNGevity mobile app?

No, but we hope you’ll give it a try! It has a lot of great features, including achievement badges and leaderboards, and it’s free from the Apple Store and Google Play. The app is the only way we’ll be tracking mileage – individually and overall – so if you want a shot at getting on the leaderboard, you’ll have to connect to the app!

Can I do eRACE Lung Cancer along with other virtual races or training?

Absolutely! eRACE Lung Cancer pairs well with lots of other events. If you’re already registered for a race in May or training for another event, why not count those miles too? Every mile you want to count, counts!

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