Run Along With the John Wayne Grit Series

August 31 20:52 2021

Lace up your running shoes and join the John Wayne Cancer Foundation’s Grit Series this year. The events, annually held across California and now including Arizona and Texas, seek to raise money and awareness for their continued efforts to beat back cancer at every turn. Run or walk through rugged western landscapes and actual iconic movie sets where John Wayne once sauntered. Be an integral part of a movement that seeks to help eradicate cancer in our lifetime, and bring healing to everyone affected by cancer. 

Here is what some people have said about their experience with the Grit Series:

“The GS events are not just events to raise money. They raise awareness. They promote camaraderie. They draw you in and make you feel like family.”

“I know I am running for a cause I truly believe in.”

John Wayne also believed in finding a cure for cancer. A survivor of lung cancer who ultimately succumbed to stomach cancer in 1979, the Duke was adamant about helping all people with cancer, regardless of color or creed, beat the illness. This cancer organization founded in his honor is a true, lasting legacy that he would be proud to be a part of. There is no doubt that if things were different, John would happily walk arm-in-arm with everyone participating in their unified mission to eradicate cancer from our planet.

Grit Series Event Schedule

September 4, 2021 – Flagstaff, Arizona

October 16, 2021 – Lone Pine, California

November 13, 2021 – Fort Worth, Texas

Spring 2022 (day TBD) – Pioneertown, California

Spring 2022 (day TBD) – Newport Coast, California

To learn more, or to sign up for a Grit Series 5k, 10k, half-marathon, or marathon, please visit

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