Nine years ago, the fraternity Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI) began a small relay run to raise money for the fight against cancer. Four years later, in 2006, Fiji brothers from the in Ohio State and the University of Michigan chapters held the first annual Rivalry Run Against Cancer.

Crossing the rivalry lines of one of the fiercest college football contests, The Rivalry Run is a relay run conducted by brothers of the fraternities of Phi Gamma Delta at both The Ohio State University and The University of Michigan. The brothers carry the game ball for the Ohio State versus Michigan Football Game from the away stadium to the home stadium and deliver the ball to the game. Our mutual commitment covers 187 miles and will take at least 30 hours to complete.

The funds we raise support the lifesaving mission of the American Cancer Society (Tax ID: 38-1387120).  The American Cancer Society (ACS) saves lives by funding cutting-edge cancer research, early detection and prevention education, advocacy efforts, and life-affirming patient services. It is because of your involvement that we are able to save lives, help those battling cancer and empower all to fight back against the disease.

This is a cause we are very passionate about because of the toll cancer has had on our brothers, our friends, and our brothers’ families. Our fraternities have worked hard to transform the run from a small fraternity philanthropy event to a leading cancer relief fundraising event.

To donate, please send a check to:
The Rivalry Run
707 Oxford Road,
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Or visit our website to make an online donation:


Last modified: December 23, 2023

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