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Show your grit in the fight against cancer by running or walking through iconic John Wayne movie locations and rugged Western landscapes.


Join us for the next Grit Series run!

NEWPORT COAST, CALIFORNIA

When: Saturday, May 8, 2021

What: 25K & 5K

PIONEERTOWN, CALIFORNIA

When: Saturday, May 22, 2021

What: Half Marathon & 10K

FLAGSTAFF, ARIZONA

When: Saturday, September 4, 2021

What: Half Marathon

LONE PINE, CALIFORNIA

When: Saturday, October 16, 2021

What: Half Marathon & 10K

FORT WORTH STOCKYARDS, TEXAS

When: Saturday, November 13, 2021

What: 5K

How: Click to register here!

Why: To raise funds for the John Wayne Cancer Foundation, an organization John Wayne’s family created in honor of him; to bring courage, strength and grit to the fight against cancer.

Your registration and fundraising efforts make it possible for the John Wayne Cancer Foundation to fund novel and innovative programs that improve cancer patients’ outcomes and save lives through research, education, awareness and support.


“Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway.”

— John Wayne
Photo courtesy of Rhodri Lumba

Photo courtesy of Rhodri Lumba