Run, walk, roll, or stroll at the 15th Run for the Rose 5k

Photo courtesy of the Dr. Marnie Rose Foundation

Run for the Rose at the 15th annual 5k and Family 1k at NRG Park on Sunday, April 2, 2017, and helps advance brain cancer research. 


The Dr. Marnie Rose Foundation invites you to join them in raising funds and awareness for brain cancer during their annual Run for the Rose at NRG Park.

Individuals and teams are encouraged to register and fundraise to help reach the Dr. Marnie Rose Foundation’s event goal of $620,000.

Walk, Run, Stroll or Roll

Start the morning at 8am by supporting those walking in the Survivor Stroll, celebrating and honoring those who have battled brain cancer and survived. Registration is free for all brain cancer survivors.

Participants are welcome to walk or run the course and will be given the option to compete in the 5k race as a timed competitor, or take it slow with the non-timed 5k or Family 1k.

Awards will be given to the overall male and female finishers and male and female runners who place in the top three of their age group.

All children 12 and under receive a finishers medal.

Photo courtesy of the Dr. Marnie Rose Foundation

Early Registration

Registration fees will increase on Thursday, March 23, 2017, so all participants who register early are primed to save on their race fees. Click here for fee details or to register now.

Post Race Party

Hang around after the walk for a post-race party with food from more than 25 restaurants around town, silent auction, live music, and an informational brain exhibit. The post-race festivities also include a kids area where children can go through an inflatable obstacle course, climb a rock wall, get their face painted and make crafts.

Run for the Rose benefits the Dr. Marnie Rose Foundation.

Photo courtesy of the Dr. Marnie Rose Foundation

About the Dr. Marnie Rose Foundation

The Dr. Marnie Rose Foundation was formed in honor of Dr. Marnie Rose, a pediatric resident at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital who fought a rare form of brain cancer that took her life in 2002.

The foundation raises funds for brain cancer research at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, pediatric health initiatives at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital, and the Dr. Marnie Rose Professorship in Pediatric Neurosurgery at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth.

15th Annual Run for the Rose at NRG Park

  • run-for-the-rose-houston-2015-5k-1kDate: Sunday, April 2, 2017
  • Times: 8am Survivor Stroll; 8:15am 5k run and walk; 8:45am Family 1k
  • Location: NRG Park, 1 NRG Pkwy, Houston, TX 77054
  • Parking at NRG Park: $12, cash only
  • Registration: $35 timed 5k; $30 non-timed 5k and 1k; $20 child (ages 3 to 12) timed 5k; $15 child non-timed 5k and 1k. Prices will increase on Thursday, March 23. Click here to register now.
Photo courtesy of the Dr. Marnie Rose Foundation

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