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Team Chordoma: 5K/10K/half marathon

All Day
Jersey City, New Jersey United States

Join us for Team Chordoma, a 5K/10K/half marathon in Jersey City! (Walkers welcome for the 5K.)

Enjoy a fun morning with other chordoma patients and their family and friends, plus refreshments and a custom Team Chordoma race shirt from the Liv Method.

To participate, fill out BOTH of the following sign up forms:

You'll also have the opportunity to fundraise for the Chordoma Foundation as part of this event.

History of this event

The Team Chordoma tradition began when Steven Mandel, a sacral chordoma survivor and Chordoma Foundation Board member, wanted to raise money for the Chordoma Foundation after his diagnosis and treatment in 2012. He completed his first half-marathon in Miami in 2014 and raised over $20,000. The next year, they ran in Miami again. This time, Steven shaved 25 minutes off his time and finished in the top 350 out of 13,000 runners (and top 50 in his age group) — and raised another $50,000 for the Chordoma Foundation. In the years since, Steven and his growing team of supporters have run additional races, including the Brooklyn Half Marathon and the Cardiff Half Marathon. The annual event, now known as Team Chordoma, has raised an incredible $400,000 and counting.

In 2022, the race was held in Jersey City and we're excited to return there this year!

“I’ve been very fortunate,” Steven says. “I had my tumor removed and I am doing well. I’m in the best shape of my life. But a lot of people dealing with chordoma don’t have a fate like mine, so this event is about trying to make the lives of everyone affected by chordoma better.”

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