Chris' First Trail Marathon for CP

By Chris Olver

I'm completing my challenge for CP research!

When I moved to the Seattle area last year, I made it a goal to explore the natural landscape and take up running again on the local trails in the area. The goal led me to sign up for my first trail marathon ever and my first marathon of any kind since 2017. To make it even more special, I'm using this run to fundraise and raise awareness for cerebral palsy research.

Cerebral palsy (CP) is the most common childhood-onset physical disability in the world.

One in 323 babies is diagnosed with CP each year, an estimated related lifetime costs exceed $1.2 million per person.

Your generosity will accelerate groundbreaking research to treat, prevent, and ultimately cure this underfunded condition. There are several vital research programs, including:

  • Training medical teams to detect cerebral palsy in babies as young as three months old, so they can get timely physical therapy.
  • Supporting research into new chronic pain treatments and solutions for millions of people with CP

Cerebral Palsy is also closely connected with early birth and low-birthweight and is a condition that Nicole, Indigo, Darcy and I care about deeply.

Please help me reach my giving goal by Race Day on July 29th. Together, we change lives and move CP research forward.

Thanks so much for your support! 


Thank you to my Sponsors


Casibo Mastrangelo




Jenny + Ian Olver

Go Chris!!! Have a successful and "fun" run!


Mark Cox

You better run.


Xavier E.

Run Chris run! Congrats for your come back to running, my last 26.2 was in 2018 so I guess I am next!


Chris Olver


Robert Mcdonough Iii

Clear Eyes. Full Hearts. Can’t Lose.


Brad Phillips

Better you than me...


Ryan Osmond

Grateful to you for doing this…


Matt Murray

Fastest guy in the League


Saurabh Saluja

Hit a home run! Or a 6! Or a goal! Or whatever happens in marathons


Meg O'brien

Go, Chris!


Caitlin Mcdonough


Marte Bridges


Simeon Jones


Pamela Kass

Way to go, C!!! Cheering you on to the finish line!


Glen Deutscher


Michael Pearlmutter


Georgia Tonkin

Go Chris!


Mark Trim

Enjoy the trail Chris, a worthy cause too.


Chantall D Lowe