American Cancer Society – Charity Runner

The DetermiNation program is the American Cancer Society’s nation of athletes determined to end cancer. This powerful and inspiring movement saves lives by enabling athletes to dedicate their training and participation in marathons, triathlons, cycling races, and other endurance events to a lifesaving effort to fight a disease that has already taken too many lives. Over the years, thousands of athletes have had an experience of a lifetime while raising millions for the fight against all types of cancer. With every step taken and every mile conquered, these determined athletes are helping create a world with less cancer and more birthdays.

The American Cancer Society DetermiNation program (formerly known as Charity Runner) began in Chicago in 1996. The program expanded nationwide in 2007, and now includes a variety of races across the country and is continuing to grow.

To read more about DetermiNation, find an event near you, or to get involved, click here.



The Charity Runner program needs your help! We have a great need for volunteers at the upcoming Cranberry Trifest in Lakeville, MA on Saturday & Sunday, August 29 & 30.

On Saturday, volunteers will be needed from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.
On Sunday, volunteers will be needed from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.

Although we prefer it, you do not need to be available for the entire shift to help. We will gladly accept any help we can get, so please let us know what times you are available and we will work around your schedule.

Help us spread the word by recruiting family and friends to come with you! We do need lots of help to ensure the success of these events. Various tasks are needed to be filled by our volunteers, as well as our athletes needing lots of support and motivation. Please consider giving just a few hours to support our participants who have raised thousands. It would be so greatly appreciated.

All volunteers will get a free ticket to the post-race party with live music and a big BBQ!

To volunteer, please contact:

Gillian Quigley, Community Executive, Endurance Events

American Cancer Society