Thanks to all 10k+ runners who participated in Run for Research! Stay tuned to see how the $500k donation is distributed 👀

Runners, unite!

Let's unlock money for medical research!

June 9, 2024
Anywhere & Everywhere
We’re back for year 3 of our global connected run — and this time, we’re opening it up to all runners worldwide who want to support life-saving medical innovation.  As always, no fundraising required. You run, we donate.
Pledge your distance and pick a medical cause.
On June 9th, run the distance you pledged, wherever you are in the world. Don't forget to share a selfie with us!
Each 1,000 runners = a $100,000 donation that's distributed across the medical research causes you've chosen (up to $500,000 potential donation!)
Spread the word to all other runners worldwide — the farther we go, the bigger our impact will be on medical advancement!
Questions? Visit our FAQs.

See how we went the distance in 2023

Inspired by cancer-survivor and Sermo CEO Peter Kirk, 2023's event (formerly known as Run with Peter) made strides for research worldwide.
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How it all began

Peter went for a short run 5 weeks after his life-saving blood stem cell transplant to see how his body would do… and it was not good. After only 200 meters, he had to stop. It was in that scary moment he knew he had to do something radical to not only change his future outlook, but also that of patients worldwide.

Frequently asked questions

How does the run work?

Run wherever you are on June 9th (it’s really that easy) and connect with us via social. We’re also planning some in-person events – so stay tuned to your inbox if you’re local to NYC, London, Barcelona or Puebla.

How will you decide which types of medical research receive a donation?

YOU tell us which area is most important to you when you register, and then vote with your feet. The more distance pledged to a cause, the more funds it will receive proportionally to the total funds raised.

Is there a cost to register or do I have to fundraise?

Nope – all you have to do is lace up. Sermo is organizing everything and "footing the bill" with a $100,000 donation for every 1,000 registered runners (up to $500,000 total potential donation) so keep spreading the word to colleagues, friends and family!

Peter Kirk is also handling all additional fundraising efforts among healthcare companies so we can funnel even more money to medical research (think: millions).

Can I invite colleagues?

Of course — and then invite their colleagues! This event is open to anyone who wants to show their support for medical research alongside our physician and HCP runners, including healthcare teams, family and friends.

What is the connection between Run for Research, Be Your Possible and Sermo?

Following the success of the first Run for Research event in 2022, Sermo CEO Peter Kirk is furthering his mission to advance medical research through a new charity, Be Your Possible.

Through Be Your Possible, Peter’s annual flagship Run for Research event returns for its third year, mobilizing physicians, healthcare teams, and partners globally to run and unlock $100,000 for research. Sermo is the official sponsor of Run for Research and all donations will be made on behalf of Sermo.

Additionally through Be Your Possible, Peter will complete 1,000 half marathons over the next 10 years to fundraise $1 million specifically for stem cell transplant research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Learn more about Be Your Possible here.

Can I organize my own running team for June 9th?

Absolutely — but we want in! Email us here if you’re interested in setting something up for your practice/health system.

Who is Sermo?

Engaging with more than 1.5M HCPs globally, Sermo is a unique online community that connects physicians and providers around the world to improve healthcare. Every day, thousands of HCPs come to Sermo to democratize medical knowledge, crowdsource difficult patient cases, rate drugs to improve treatment decision-making – and even laugh at some great medical jokes. Join us!

Let’s get medical research moving

Submit your photos on Twitter, Instagram, or LinkedIn using the hashtag #RunforResearch! If you're a Sermo physician, log in and post your training photos.
Run for Research participant
Yesterday, I laced up my shoes to #RunWithPeter. Together, we're raising funds and making a difference to medical research.
Max Czycholl
Without Sam, the incredible work of @bethematch facilitating more than 111,000 blood stem cell transplants over the past 30 years, and the continued advancement of medical research, my second chance at life wouldn’t have been possible.
Peter Kirk
I was inspired by Peter Kirk story so today I Ran With Peter for medical research. It’s easier to be impactful to those around you if you put effort into your own health.
David Reim
I couldn’t be prouder to be a part of the inaugural global event, alongside over 2,300 physician runners, across 77 countries and 33,098 km pledged! Thanks to everyone that laced up to make RWP possible and to the teams at our 6 global activation points!
Erin Fitzgerald
Happy to run 5km for #RunWithPeter during my business trip in Chicago.
Alexander Joeris
If you’re in NYC tomorrow, June 8th, please come run a few miles with me and cancer survivor and total badass, Peter Kirk. Peter has pledged to run 1,000 half marathons in the next 10 years as he continues to raise money and awareness for cancer research!
Lindsay Meyers
I ran with Peter to health and fun. That is an amazing medical community, I am so happy to support this organization. #RunWithPeter #sermo #CancerResearch
Finished...31°C in #Milan at 8 a.m...10k done, as promised #RunWithPeter #primarylivercancer #cholangiocarcinoma
Massimo Iavarone
NYC Marathon ✔️. Tough conditions but what a city and what a day. Thank you to everyone in NYC, cheering and following along on this journey. Time to celebrate and recover. 🙌🏃🗽🍎🥂
Peter Kirk