About Our Great Strides Walk

For more than 30 years, Great Strides – the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s largest national fundraising event – has supported the Foundation’s mission to cure cystic fibrosis, a rare, genetic disease that has robbed people of tomorrows, progressively limiting their ability to breathe and tragically shortening life.

Great Strides provides a fantastic opportunity for family, friends, students, and colleagues to come together and make a difference for those with CF. The event harnesses the power of people with a shared vision and encourages collaboration, team building, and leadership, as we collectively take steps to find a cure.

Registration is free, but walkers are encouraged to raise funds. Your support will help the CF Foundation pursue new therapies and provide vital support to meet the needs of our community. We are committed to exploring all science that has real potential to deliver a cure and the funds raised at Great Strides will help us reach our goal.

Sign up to walk in Great Strides today. Together, we can make CF stand for Cure Found!


A 5K Run for the Roses timed run will take place before the walk. Check-in begins at 8 AM . Run starts at 9 AM. Registration includes: professionally timed race, water station on route, post-run snacks, Run for the Roses T-shirt, a Finisher's medal, and if desired participation in the Richmond Great Strides walk and post-walk lunch and entertainment. (Raise $100 in addition to the run registration fee and receive a Great Strides T-shirt as well.)



The CF Foundation is going cashless! If you are planning on making a donation on the day of the walk, we encourage you to bring your checkbooks or credit cards and avoid cash.