Chocolate Challenge

5k Walk/Run & 10k Run

Virtual 5K Walk/Run


Anywhere you choose!

Anytime in July 2024

Virtual 10K Run


Anywhere you choose!

Anytime in July 2024


Run The Chocolate Challenge!

All runners will receive a shirt, medal, and chocolate goodies.

The race is in support of Kelleigh’s Cause, an organization created to raise funds for arteriovenous malformation (AVM) research. This charity focuses on community involvement. Our goal is to hold a community wide event while raising critical funds for necessary medical research and public education.

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Chocolate Milk. Chocolate Ice Cream. Chocolate Candy. Chocolate Cookies.

Race Checklist

The Morning of the Race

  • Arrive with ample time to pick up bib & swag before the start
  • Park in the designated area. There will be attendants directing you.
  • If you have not picked up your bib/swag yet, make your way to the PPU area with ample time to return your swag to your car
  • At packet pick up, you will get a your BIB (don't forget to grab some pins) and your swag
  • Make your way to the start line at least 5 minutes before the start

During the Race

  • There will be 3 hydration stations with drinks poured. (see course map for locations). Garbage cans will be placed shortly after the stops.
  • There will be port-a-johns on the course and at start/finish line

At The Finish Line

  • Congratulations, you finished!
  • Get your finisher medal and chocolate
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Packet Pick Up

The Packet Pickup will be at Long Branch Park, parking lot, on both Friday July 26th & Saturday July 27th.
3813 Long Branch Road, Liverpool, NY 13090

Friday's pickup will begin at 11:00 AM and end at 6:00 PM.

Saturday (Race Day) pickup will start at 6:30 AM and end at 7:45 AM.


Kelleigh’s Cause, Inc is a nationally recognized 501(c)3 tax-exempt charitable organization founded in Central New York. Our charity is set up to raise awareness for rare diseases, provide family resources, and fund research in the search to find a cure for arteriovenous malformation (AVM).

Funds raised are used to support translational research in the field of vascular anomalies. Money is needed to pay for the tests that analyze proteins, test new and repurposed drugs, and develop and test quantitative imaging tests for patients.

We are currently supporting educational programs for Syracuse area families and doctors. Our primary research funding includes "The Kelleigh Gustafson Accelerated AVM Research Fund" at Boston's Children's Hospital.

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