april, 2023

01apr9:00 amRace for GRACE

Event Details

Our Story

A 501c3 non-profit organization, GRACE Cancer Foundation was established in 2008 by Julie Pfeifer and Lisa Willman, two Grand Island, Nebraska breast cancer survivors who had a heartfelt need and desire to help local cancer patients and their families in their fight with this deadly disease. The organization was originally named The GRACE Foundation, with GRACE standing for GRand Island Area Cancer Endowment. In 2018, for the organization’s 10th Anniversary, it was re-named GRACE Cancer Foundation. Julie and Lisa’s hope is to provide not only emotional support but funds available through GRACE to assist with unique financial obligations and unmet needs for those fighting ALL types of cancer. GRACE Cancer Foundation assists cancer patients who live within 40 miles of Grand Island, Nebraska, or who are being treated at the Grand Island or Hastings Cancer Centers. Help is available through several methods, such as gas cards, assistance with medical bills, household expenses, and more.

Our Mission

GRACE Cancer Foundation positively impacts the lives of cancer patients and their families in and around the Grand Island area.

The Race

Race for GRACE was started in 2010 as a fundraiser for the GRACE Cancer Foundation. The purpose of the race is not only to raise funds to assist cancer patients in our area, but also to be an event to celebrate, honor, and remember those whose lives have been touched by cancer.

The Course

2 Mile



Race Butterfly

Add an on-course Butterfly to honor loved-ones either taken or impacted by cancer. These messages displaying your loved ones names can be placed on either the 10K or 2 Mile course. Butterflies can be purchased for 1 for $5, 3 for $10, or 5 for $20. These can be purchased when registering for the race.



Awards will be given to the top 2 overall winners in both the 2 mile and 10K race. In addition, awards will be given to the top 2 male and female finishers of BOTH races.


Race Shirts


The deadline to secure your race t-shirt is March 13, 2023. All participants who register before this date are guaranteed a standard race tee! The standard race tee is unisex District brand. Please click here for more information on sizing.


Upgrade your standard race tee to one of our premium items for an upgrade fee, or purchase any of these items in addition to the standard tee! Premium items include: Dryfit Long SleeveCrewneck, and Hoodie. All items are unisex fit. Click associated links above for more information on each item type, including sizing guidelines. Pictures of all items below.

Run as a group!

You will have the option to create or join a team when registering for the race. Find a pack of your closest pals, family members, or co-workers and compete as team!



The race will take place at the Liederkranz at 401 West First Street in Grand Island. In addition to the race, come visit the Race for Grace Expo taking place from 4 to 6pm. Runners can register in person, purchase race Butterflies, pick-up race packets and t-shirts, and prepare for swag from local businesses!


Registration and Packet Pickup

Online race registration will be open from January 1, 2023 to March 30, 2023. In-person registration and packet/Butterfly/shirt pickup will be available at the Liederkranz both the day before and day of the race.


(Saturday) 9:00 am