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Gabriella's 5K Cupcake Run

Saturday May 15th, 2021

Selma, TX

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In person and two virtual options available in 2021! You choose the best one for you and your family. See our Covid precautions here.

Gabriella’s Smile Foundation is hosting their Fourth Annual 5k Cupcake Run presented by Community First Health Plans on May 15, 2021. This is a family friendly event for everyone and kids ages 0-14 can register as official participants. 

Brain cancer doesn't take a break and neither do we. While we hope 2021 is a better year for us all, our priority is to keep all participants, staff, and volunteers safe. With this safety in mind, our in-person event will be limited to no more than 250 runners (subject to change if local city and health officials allow more). All others will be placed on a waiting list. For those registering for our virtual runner options by May 1, we're going to mail your packet to you *BEFORE the race! Depending where you live, you should have it before the race

May is Brain Tumor Awareness Month and we are raising critical funds to provide support for pediatric brain cancer families and fund research. 



We will be running together virtually thanks to Charge Running! We had a blast in 2020 with Coach Rory and all of our participants who tuned in LIVE enjoyed the interaction with each other. This option is included in your registration and gives our 5K a bit more of an in person event feel. Simply download the app prior to race day and enter your participation code which will be e-mailed to you the week of the race. 

Check out our 2020 LIVE STREAM event here. You can also download the Charge Running App and get a 14 day free trial. They host over 20 live runs everyday where you can run together with others virtually!



Our 5K Cupcake Run is one of our biggest fundraisers of the year. Each year we encourage participants to fundraise $100 for Gabriella's Smile Foundation. This allows us to provide financial assistance as well as free support for pediatric cancer families facing the stress and impact of a cancer diagnosis. A portion of the funds raised will go towards pediatric brain cancer research. 

A fundraiser page will automatically be created when you register. Fundraising is not required in order to participate, but it is greatly appreciated. You can choose to customize the page during registration or after via the link in the confirmation email, or just use it as is. 

Please consider sharing your fundraising page with family, friends and your community. You would be surprised how much a simple email or social media post encourages folks to donate to a cause you are passionate about. For brainstorming, fundraising tips or general questions, please contact [email protected]



Gabriella’s 5k Cupcake Run and Gabriella’s Smile Foundation is named after Gabriella Elise Torres, who was 5 when she battled Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG), a terminal form of brain cancer. She died just 8 days after her 6th birthday on November 7, 2015.

Gabriella’s 5k Cupcake Run is the first of its kind here in the San Antonio community for Brain Tumor Awareness Month, which is in May. It’s the first 5k dedicated exclusively to pediatric brain cancer awareness and research in our community.




Option 1: Virtual Runner w/ medal only

$30 through May 14

$20 Kids 0-14

Option 2: Virtual Runner with choice of t-shirt or tank PLUS medal

$35 through May 14

$25 Kids 0-14 

Option 3: In-person event  with choice of t-shirt or tank PLUS medal

$25  through April 30

$35 through May 12

$40 late registration through May 15 (Must register ONLINE, no in-person registration)

$20 Kids 0-14



1. Custom Cupcake Run Medal

2. Custom Race Bib

3. Choice of Race T-Shirt or Unisex Tank Top (if choosing Option 2 & 3)

4. Access to LIVE Race through Charge Running App (for VIRTUAL RUNNER options only)

5. Cupcakes after the race (for in-person event only)

6. Wristband

7. Finisher Certificate (available for print through Run Sign Up)



Packet pick-up will be on May 13 at iRun Store Bitters Location 2602 NW Loop 1604 Bldg 1 Suite 106 San Antonio, Texas 78248 from 11 AM- 7 PM. Packets will also be available for pick up on Saturday, May 15 starting at 6:30 AM.  Packets not picked up by race day, will NOT be mailed out. 

Packets will be mailed out before the race for virtual runners registered by May 10 and depending where you live, you should have it before the race. For those who register after this date, you will receive your packet after the race. 

*No refunds will be available in the event you are unable to attend on race day or if the event is cancelled for reasons beyond our control. **Packets not picked up by race day morning, will not be mailed out for in-person participants. 



6:55 AM Welcome on behalf of GSF. Introduce Emcee

7:00 AM Pre-Race Program starts

7:10 AM Prayer/ Remember our angels

7:15 AM National Anthem

7:20 AM Warm-Up with Iron Asylum Athletics

7:25 AM Runners start lining up

7:30 AM Race starts



7:00 AM Facebook LIVE Pre-Race Program (@strongerthandipg, @cupcakerunsa)
7:25 AM Charge Running Pre-Race Prep
7:30 AM Charge Running LIVE VIRTUAL Race Starts
8:30 AM Facebook LIVE Post Race Program Starts

No refunds will be available in the event you are unable to attend on race day or if the event is cancelled for reasons beyond our control. If in-person day event can not be held, all registrants will have access to the Live Virtual Race via Charge Running App. 


Gabriella's 5K Cupcake Run is USATF Sanctioned Event & Timed (Results based on official gun time)
Awards and prizes for:
$150 iRun Gift for 1st Place Overall Male and Female Finisher
$75 iRun Gift Card for 2nd Place Overall Male and Female Finisher
$25 iRun Gift Card for 3rd Place Overall Male and Female Finisher

Recognition to first place male and female finishers in each of the following age groups
Ages 1-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69; 70+

We'd like to thank Split Second Productions for providing their exceptional timing services for Gabriella's 5K Cupcake Run.  

Chip timing is required to be eligible for awards. No duplicate awards will be given.

*The event will go on rain or shine unless the weather poses unsafe conditions. No refunds will be given in the event of cancellation due to unsafe weather conditions or reasons beyond our control. 

Race Distances

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Start Location

17630 Lookout Rd, Selma, TX

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