Ella's Race

Raleigh, NC

Ella was diagnosed April 29, 2008 with a Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma. This is a rare, aggressive, non-operable tumor located in the pons area of the brainstem. The prognosis for this type of tumor is extremely grim. There is no cure, no known effective treatment except for radiation-which, for some, provides only temporary relief of the symptoms. Ella saw the face of Jesus on Wednesday, February 8th 2012, while at home with her family.
"Ella loved life. She loved school and her friends.
She loved loving people."
— Mark Newmiller, Ella's Father

Join us March 15th at 8:00 am at North Ridge Country Club for a family friendly 5K Run, 10K Run and 1 Mile Fun Run to celebrate the memory of Ella Newmiller. The proceeds of the event goes to the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation and The Cure Starts Now,


Registration Fees

Dates 10K 5K 1 Mile
Through 1/31  $    30  $    25  $    22
2/1 - 2/28  $    35  $    30  $    25
3/1 - 3/12  $    40  $    35  $    30
3/13 - 3/15  $    45  $    40  $    35

Race T-shirt

A t-shirt is available for purchase during registration at a cost of $15.00. They are available in sizes YS - 2X.

10K & 5K Awards


The top 3 Male and Female finishers will win an award. In addition,  the top Male and Female finisher will receive FREE Chick-fil-A for a year!


The first Male and Female will win an award in the following age groups: 13 & under, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

Advanced Check-In

You can beat the Saturday morning rush by picking up your bib on Friday March 14th at the following times and locations:

  • 11 am - 2:00 pm at Fleet Feet Sports at 8511 Colonnade Center Drive
  • 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm at Chick-fil-A Falls Village at 6701 Falls of Neuse Rd

Volunteers Needed

It takes lots of volunteers to put on a great event like Ella's Race.  We would appreciate your help so that together we can fight pediatric brain tumors.  Volunteer roles include registration/check-in, Course Monitors (age 21+), water stations, post-race food/drink, etc.  Interested in volunteering?   CLICK HERE for Details on Volunteering



How you Can Help

Run. Donate. Support. Proceeds of Ella's Race help organizations fight for children like Ella. We, as Ella's supporters believe in the work that The Cure Starts Now and the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation do. We are partnering to make this race a reality and to save children diagnosed with cancer and brain tumors.

Chick-fil-A's Story

We, at Chick-fil-A Capital Crossing and Falls Village first heard about Ella Newmiller and her diagnosis in January of 2008. We did four fundraisers which we called "Ellabrations" for The Cure Starts Now benefitting Ella Newmiller over the course of four years. After our fourth Ellabration we decided we wanted to do something even bigger to raise money to find a cure for pediatric brain tumors. We decided to do a 5k and 10k race called Ella's Race in March 2012. Ella danced her way to heaven almost one month before our first Ella's Race. Since Ella's passing we have hosted eight Ella's Races and have raised over $250,000 for The Cure Starts Now and The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. Ella's Race is so dear to our hearts and it is our passion to find a cure to pediatric brain tumors.


Capital Crossing
4621 Capital Blvd, Raleigh, NC 27604

Falls Village
6701 Falls of Neuse Rd, Raleigh, NC 27615

When & Where

Mar 15, 2025


7:00 AM

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