Twelth Annual Kortney’s Challenge Returns To Monmouth Park To Get Tumors Off Kids’ Minds


WHAT: Kortney’s Challenge Two Mile Fun Run/Walk and Day at the Races. Fun family event with additional kids activities like face painting, crafts, and free snacks in the finish area Radio station 107.1 FM-The Boss will be on site to DJ and provide giveaways. After the race, join us for a free full day of horse racing.

WHEN: Sunday, August 6, 2017 (rain or shine). Race-day registration and T-shirt/goody bag pick up begin at 8:30 AM, Race starts at 10:00 AM.

WHO: The Kortney Rose Foundation with support from Monmouth Park, Les Friedland Associates, LTD., Turning Point Restaurants, WBI Funds, & Team Super Mike Remax/Generations.

WHERE: Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport, 175 Oceanport Ave.

WHY: To raise funds for research and treatment of pediatric brain tumors, the leading cause of death by disease in children. Proceeds directly benefit brain tumor research through the Children’s Brain Tumor Tissue Consortium (CBTTC) comprised of 15 member hospitals around the world, collaborating on research to find better treatments and cures.

Please visit for event information, including links to pre-register for Kortney’s Challenge and for tickets to Day at the Races. Also available for download are entry forms for mail-in registration. Runners who pre-register (by 7/21) will save $5 and be guaranteed a t-shirt.

The Kortney Rose Foundation (KRF) is a 501(c) (3) charity that was set up by Kortney’s parents, after her death in 2006 from a rare brain tumor, to create her legacy of helping other children through the promise of research. Since inception the foundation has built a playground in Kortney’s name, worked with the NJ Legislature to craft and pass a resolution in 2009 that annually names May as Brain Tumor Awareness Month in the State of NJ, and has donated over $1.5 million dollars to pediatric brain tumor research. KRF was a founding foundation partner of the Children’s Brain Tumor Tissue Consortium ( that is comprised of 15 member institutions from around the world utilizing the world’s largest supply of pediatric brain tumor specimens and the first of its kind pediatric cancer data cloud, called CAVATICA, to collaborate and to find better treatments and cures. CAVATICA and the CBTTC are operated out of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s (CHOP’s) Center for Data Driven Discovery in Biomedicine.