Chordoma Foundation

Team Chordoma returns! Join us for a 5K, 10K, or half marathon near NYC

Steven Mandel and Team Chordoma

After a two-year hiatus, we’re thrilled to announce the return of Team Chordoma! Steven Mandel, chordoma survivor and Chordoma Foundation Board member, is bringing back his energetic event that’s raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for the Foundation over the years. This year, we invite YOU to join Team Chordoma. We’ll run together, raise funds together, and have a blast in the process.

What: Jersey City fall half marathon, 5K, or 10K

When: Sunday, October 2, 2022 at 9:30am

Where: Lincoln Park, Jersey City, NJ (easily accessible from NYC)

Who: Anyone and everyone affected by chordoma, including your family and friends


  1. Fill out this quick form so we can keep you in the loop as more details come together.
  2. AND register for the race here (we’re piggybacking on the Jersey City race, so that’s the spot to sign up). Register ASAP before it sells out!
  3. Head over here to learn more about fundraising for Team Chordoma.

Big thanks to The LIV Method, an NYC-based personal training studio, for sponsoring this year’s Team Chordoma race gear.

The history — and incredible impact — of Team Chordoma

Ten years ago, Steven Mandel was recovering from the worst year of his life. After surviving a near-fatal car accident by a hit-and-run driver in New York City, the doctors overseeing his rehabilitation discovered a chordoma at the base of his spine. Feeling lost, Steven looked around for answers and found the Chordoma Foundation. With the information and support he received from us, Steven connected with a qualified care team, had a successful surgery, and got back on his feet.

Shortly thereafter, Steven set an audacious goal. He would return to his pre-accident, pre-cancer physical condition and do it while helping the Foundation. So, since 2014, Steven has organized and participated in annual races to raise funds for chordoma research and care.

We’re so grateful to Steven for continuing his efforts in 2022 and giving each of us the opportunity for an action-packed return to in-person community events.

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