Support pediatric brain tumor research and celebrate the healthy children in your life

The 16th annual advoKate Charity Run/Walk is a fun, family-oriented charity event for individuals of all fitness levels with a 10k run, 5k run, 5k walk, and 1mile run/walk. Running races are professionally chip-timed. 5k and 10k events cover a mixed-surface course which includes portions of the beautiful Paint Creek Trail.

Bring the family and enjoy the post-run party in the park with children’s activities, entertainers, music, raffle prizes and more!

Start Times

Check-in + Walk-up Registration: 7:45am
10k & 5k Start: 8:30am
1 mile Start: 9:00am


$25 In advance by Fri Aug 4th, 2022
$30 at Packet Pickup and day of event
T-shirt availability limited after July 20

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Help AdvoKate fight childhood brain tumors through one of the nation's most trusted charities

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I'm in! What Next?

Find out what to expect and how to prepare for event day, from Packet Pickup to Parking


Packet Pickup

Opt to arrive ready for the starting line
Pick up your race packet in Rochester on Friday August 5th, 2022
Details TBD

About AdvoKATE

AdvoKate is a volunteer organization established in honor of 6 yr old Kate Hrischuk of Rochester, MI who lost her life to an intrinsic brain stem glioma in early 2007.

AdvoKate supports the fight against childhood brain tumors at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, TN, one of the nation's most trusted charities. With the help of event participants, sponsors and volunteers, AdvoKate has, so far, raised more than $250k for St. Jude where Kate and her family received priceless care and support.

The AdvoKate name was attributed to Kate's cause in 2006 by the Avondale High School Leadership group.

Learn more about Kate and her family's journey, sign in at