charity fun run

5K Race: Charlotte 5K

Every September, families come together in Charlotte, NC to raise money for pediatric cancer research and local children’s charities.  What better way to help celebrate Isabella’s life than bringing the community together to raise funds and awareness to make a difference in lives affected by cancer.

Race For Kids Cancer

Participate in the 5K, 10K or Fun Run with ISF!

Kids Zone

Everyone is going to have a good time! With crafts & more, your little one will stay busy.

Raffle & Silent Auction

Bid on retreats and spa days at our ISF Silent Auction.

SPECIAL NOTE: Event SILENT AUCTION is open for browsing and bidding.   Auction closes at 10:30 am Saturday, September 30th.  Happy shopping and bidding!

10 year of hope.  10 years of inspiration.  It’s hard to believe that 10 entire years have passed since the shotgun start of the Isabella Santos Foundation first 5K for Kids Cancer went off.  In fact – 10 years ago, with only 170 people, it may have been as simple as a whistle.  Here we are over 3,000 attendees later and over $350,000 raised at the 2016 event, we could not be more excited about what we are celebrating and we want YOU to be a part of it with us.  Please join us Saturday September 30, 2017 for the 10th Annual Isabella Santos Foundation 5K/10K and 1 Mile Fun Run for Kids Cancer.  Not a runner?  Not a problem.  We have something for everyone with food and refreshments to help keep you energized.  We provide fun for the entire family:  Kids Zone for the little ones including games, face-painting, slides, jump houses, art activities and our raffle/silent auction for the big ones which includes beauty/spa packages, vacations, golf outings, sports memorabilia, jewelry and more.  Interested in volunteering at the event:  5K/10K & Fun Run for Kids Cancer Volunteer Signup Genius.

Join us Saturday September 30, 2017 for the 10th Annual Isabella Santos Foundation 5K for Kids Cancer , 10K and 1 Mile Fun Run in Charlotte, NC. We are the fastest growing family friendly race in Charlotte providing fun for the entire family.  Not a runner?  Not a problem!  We have an activity for everyone with food and refreshments to help keep you energized.  Race participants will receive a t-shirt, official racing bib with micro chip timing system, and sponsor goodie bag.  Prizes will be given to the winners for specific age categories.  REGISTER TODAY.


You can register as a Phantom Runner and will receive a t-shirt through the mail.  Phantom runners can also still start a fundraising page through FirstGiving and raise donations in order to be eligible for fundraising prizes.  It will be like you are there!  Sign up as a Phantom Runner through the regular registration process.  REGISTER TODAY.


Start fundraising!  Have fun and get competitive with friends and family by starting your own fundraising page via FirstGiving.  FirstGiving is an amazing tool for organizations like ours for participants to raise donations, teams to compete and sponsors to engage. Creating your own page is very easy and receiving donations is even easier.  Post on your Facebook or Twitter accounts as well as emails to your friends and family….you will be amazed how far you can get in your fundraising efforts.


  • Kids Zone for the little ones including games, facepainting, slides, jump house, photo booth and more
  • Raffle and Silent Auction including beauty/spa packages, sporting events, date night outs, vacations, jewelry and more

All Skill Levels Welcome!

How much fun did we have last year?  Take a look for yourself…


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