Events that Fund Kids' Cancer Research

Virtual Petri DashThe Petri Dash

Date: Saturday and Sunday, June 6-7, 2020
Location: Virtual

Join The Morgan Adams Foundation and dash for pediatric cancer research through the Petri Dash Virtual Races! Race weekend events include the “Distance Matters 10K”, the “Easier Said Than Run 5K”, and the “Fit Kids Run/Walk” 1 mile. These races can be run (or walked) from any location you choose.

Join us for a run, jog, or walk on your choice of road, trail, treadmill, track, or even doing another race. You get to run your own race, at your own pace, and time it yourself.

These virtual races are to encourage everyone to stay active while social distancing. Exercise can improve moods, allow you to sleep better, and help manage stress. Help kids with cancer who are made even more vulnerable during this crisis, get your body moving, and encourage friends and family to participate too!

Due to COVID-19, this year’s Petri Dash will be a Virtual Event.

Motorized Madness Media Challenge

Date: TBA, July 2020
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Location: Children’s Hospital Colorado

The Motorized Madness Media Challenge is a fun-filled morning of exhilarating remote control car racing where everyone is racing for smiles, and ultimately, the end to pediatric cancer.

Hosted in the Emergency Department parking lot at Children’s Hospital Colorado, we create a massive racetrack for remote-controlled cars to zip around while each team competes to be crowned champion. Each four-person team is made up of a pediatric cancer patient, a local media or sports personality, a local race car driver, and one of MAF’s amazing community sponsors. The RC cars go fast and the races are action-packed — join us to cheer on your favorite team!

10th Annual RMVR Race Against Kids’ Cancer

Date: August 1 & 2, 2020
Time: All Day
Location: High Plains Raceway, Deer Trail, CO

The Race Against Kids’ Cancer is an 10+ year partnership between Rocky Mountain Vintage Racing and The Morgan Adams Foundation, which has raised over $1,000,000 for pediatric cancer research. RMVR wanted to do something for its community and found a natural partner in MAF, an organization that has long had other car-centric events and is well known in the Rocky Mountain region’s auto enthusiast community.

You don’t have to be a race car driver to see what all the racing fun is about! The Race Against Kids’ Cancer has something for every spectator!

Ticket to Ride – During lunchtime, race spectators can purchase a ticket to ride on the track with a qualified car & driver to see what it’s like to be out there on the track at high speed. There’s no bigger thrill for the dollar than these rides and you’ll know that the donation you made for this ride will go to help fund pediatric oncology research, It’s a win/win!

18th Annual Morgan Adams Concours d’Elegance

Date: Saturday, August 22, 2020
Time: 6:00-10:00pm
Location: TAC Air at Centennial Airport, Centennial, CO

The Morgan Adams Concours d’Elegance is an exclusive, exhilarating aircraft, automobile, and motorcycle preview with silent and live auctions. The event brings together a collection that spans all collectible eras, representing an incredible array from the earliest significant air/auto/moto to breathtaking modern jets and super cars. The list of attractions at this event boasts one-of-a kind vintage vehicles, one-off-assembly automobiles as well as custom private jets and extraordinary vintage aircraft.

Chili, Booze & Brews

Date: October 17, 2020
Time: 5:00-9:00pm
Location: TBD

Chili, Booze & Brews is a food and beverage competition featuring unlimited samples from Colorado craft breweries, small-batch distillers, and chefs from local Denver restaurants all coming together to “Bring the Heat and Bring the Hope” in support of children and young adults with cancer. Guests will cast a vote for their favorite chili, beer, and spirit alongside a panel of local food critic judges to crown the champions!

The Chili, Brews, and Booze event is held in honor of MAF Ambassador, Zach Canaday. Formerly known as Zach’s Chili Challenge, this event was created by Zach’s aunt, Michelle Giancamilli, to acknowledge his strength and resilience, and to help in the effort to put an end to childhood cancer.