For Runners

What is Global Grace Cancer Run all about?

The Grace Cancer Foundation is organizing its 7th edition of the Global Virtual Cancer Run with the theme of ‘Run the extra mile to gift a smile”. We warmly welcome you to take part in the event and are providing a platform for you to contribute to society in bringing awareness and helping in screening the underprivileged for Cancers, early.

What are the objectives of this Run?

To run in this Cancer awareness program across the globe.
To help people lead active lifestyles by making running a preferred form of fitness.
No cancer patients should be deprived of treatment due to lack of health care support.

What is the mission of this Run?

To promote physical activity as a means to prevent and combat cancer in the society.
To make a meaningful and significant impact on people lives by raising awareness about Cancer.

How and where will this run be held?

The Global Grace Cancer Run 2024 is organized in a hybrid format, which means runners can participate either virtually from wherever they are in the world or join us in a select in-person run location near to them.

How can runners participate virtually?

Step 1: Runners willing to participate have to register themselves at

The registered runners will receive an e-bib (i.e. a personalized, printable picture) in their respective mails. We prefer that you print it out and pin it to your T-shirt/Running Vest, as we want to make it feel like an event and not a solo run.

Step 2: On the day of the event, i.e. 6th October, 2024, the runners are requested to start between 5 to 7 A.M. and finish at the latest by 9 A.M., in the respective time zones globally.
If, for some reason, beyond individual control the runners aren’t able to start the run between the aforementioned times, they can complete it before the end of the day. And those of you who are not able to run on that day, can do so on any day up to 16th October 2024 and submit their details by or before 23 hrs : 59 mins IST of 16th October 2024.

The runners are also requested to carry a water bottle or an energy drink and also a few snacks so as to stay hydrated and energized all through the run. The runners are also requested to maintain personal safety during the entirety of the run

Runners are requested to run outside, along the safe route of their choice and which has the least amount of traffic. If interrupted by weather complications or other uncontrollable situations, the runners can run indoors. If the participants are unable to complete the entire race, they are requested to run the distance comfortable to them.


How is the run recorded?
Strava is the preferred app for recording the run. Please make sure your device is sufficiently charged to record your entire run. After the completion of the run, the runners are requested to post the distance of the run along with a selfie or photograph with the bib on the chest to show their support.

Note: Runners can record the total time on a watch or any timing or running app and are requested to share the public link of the activity which has date, distance, pace, and the start and finish time to the aforementioned link.
Few apps that offer public link for activities are:
Strava, Runkeeper, Mapmyrun, Endomondo.
Runners are requested to share their pre/during/post run pictures/selfies on social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and tag @gracecancerfoundation (FB) @gracecancerfoundation (Insta). We shall pick a few lucky runners from these posts and reward them with goodies.