Reach Athletes

Pushing Limits. Reaching Families.

Reach Athletes are a force to be reckoned with. They push limits and raise the bar to new heights. “Quit” is not in their vocabulary. Why? Because they know they have the power to cross that finish line, pedal faster, lift longer, and make a real, tangible difference in the lives of families facing cancer.

Become a Reach Athlete and join a community committed to raising funds and awareness for families with cancer nationwide.

Reach Athletes

Run with us in 2024!

Check out our exciting lineup of 2024 events and races below. The in-person ones are subject to date changes or virtual alternatives due to the ongoing pandemic, but we’ll still find ways to keep our Reach Athlete spirits high!

Bring Reach Athletes to your company or community

Hosting a virtual fitness event with your employees, coworkers, or community members is an inspiring and empowering way to raise funds for families in need while uniting around a cause. After leading and collaborating with other brands on these kind of virtual fitness fundraisers, we’re more than happy to share our tools for success and bring the Reach Athlete name to your next event.

Reach Athletes

Ready to be a Reach Athlete?

Reach Athletes Run

Option 1 – Attend one of our events

Family Reach partners with gyms and studios across the country to host special events. See upcoming opportunities here.

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Push the limits. Persist through the pain. Power forward. It’s what our Reach Athletes do for Family Reach. It’s also what our cancer heroes and their families must do as they endure months of uncertainty and financial barriers. Their courage and strength inspire Reach Athletes to train, navigate obstacles, and keep moving forward.

Think you have what it takes to run the 2020 Boston Marathon?

When: Monday, April 20, 2020
Where: Boston, MA
Fundraising minimum: $10,000
Availability: Bibs currently available

CLICK HERE for event details

Questions? Contact us at [email protected]

Want to run the largest marathon in the world with Family Reach? Now’s your chance, apply today!

When: Sunday, November 1, 2020
Where: New York, NY
Fundraising Minimum: $5,000 – $6,500
Availability: Limited Spots Available

CLICK HERE for more info and to apply today!

Questions? Contact us at [email protected]

Reach Athletes

Option 2 – “BYOB” – Bring your own bib!

Thousands of events are hosted across the country every day. Why not participate in one as a Reach Athlete? This means:

  • You choose the event you want to participate in
  • You register yourself and pay your own registration/entry fee
  • You set your own fundraising goal (no minimum)

If you choose this option, register for your event first and then click the “Join Now” button below to become a part of Team Family Reach. We’ll set up your fundraising page and provide a fundraising toolkit.

Need inspiration? Click here to search for races across the country!

Running not your thing? You can register for any athletic or endurance event (obstacle courses, cycling competitions, etc.) and raise funds on behalf of our families.

Family Reach Event

Option 3 – Create your own event!

Know a gym willing to host a spin event or bootcamp? How about a studio interested in creating an enduring, three-hour yoga session? Whatever fundraising idea you have, we welcome it! This means:

  • You find a studio or gym willing to donate space and/or host your event
  • You promote the event and recruit other athletes to register
  • You set your own fundraising goal (no minimum)

Create your own Reach Athlete event below:

Meet our fearless Reach Athlete Council

Benefits of being a Reach Athlete

  • Get matched with a family to inspire you throughout your training
  • Fundraising support including a toolkit and bi-weekly check-ins and bi-weekly video calls with the team
  • Race training support
  • Race entry to the event
  • Reach Athlete inspirational pasta dinner
  • Reach Athlete race singlet and branded apparel
  • Post-race party
Reach Athletes Founder
Kenji Freedman
Reach Athletes Founder
Fitness Pro & Breast Cancer Survivor
Jaclyn Alterwein
Fitness Pro & Breast Cancer Survivor
Runner and Member of Hurtin for Certain
Dan Finkel
Runner & Member of Hurtin For Certain
Owner and Founder of Strength Training
Jeff Butterworth
Owner & Founder of RX Strength Training
Yoga Instructor
Nicole Grant
Yoga Instructor
Reach Athlete
Erin Hynes
Reach Athlete
Founder of Kickstart Clarity
Kris Kaplan
Founder of Kickstart Clarity
WBFF Pro Model & Owner BelaBody Fitness
Bela Santos
WBFF PRO Model, Owner BelaBody Fitness
High School Teacher & Running Enthusiast
Nicholas Tuccinardi
High School Teacher & Running Enthusiast
Who are Reach Leaders?

The mission of Reach Leadership is to raise funds and awareness for families facing the financial burden of cancer in our chapters’ own communities while helping students develop their skills and reach their goals.


High school and college students


Reach Leadership chapters


Raised for families facing cancer

Why Become a Reach Leader

Starting a Reach Leadership chapter at your high school or university benefits the cancer community as well as you and your peers.

Be a leader

Set an example of empathy and compassion within your school and community

Make a difference

Create tangible change in the lives of families facing the financial barriers of cancer through fundraising and awareness campaigns

Develop your skills

Learn life and career skills like event planning, marketing and communication, financial responsibility, entrepreneurship, and time management

Grow your network

Connect with nonprofit industry professionals and other Reach Leaders at chapters across the country

Words From Our Reach Leaders and Families