Inspiring Hope and Happiness for Those with Cystic Fibrosis

Inspiring Hope and Happiness for Those with Cystic Fibrosis


26th Annual Narberth CF Run & Walk

The 5-mile Narberth Run will be held in-person this year, along with our virtual 5-mile run and 2-mile walk!

Though our traditional date has always been in April, we are excited to hold the 2021 the Narberth Run LIVE in Narberth, PA on Saturday, June 19, 2021 and virtually on Saturday, June 12 through Saturday, June 19, 2021.

Please note: Due to a last-minute emergency, the Narberth CF Run will follow a new course this year. Please click here to see the new route. Please contact [email protected] if have questions. Thank you in advance for your understanding.

For your safety, space will be limited, so be sure to register early. The health and safety of our participants, volunteers, and staff is our top priority. We will be implementing safety measures that may include, but are not be limited to: mask wearing before and after the run as appropriate, encouraged social distancing, and reduced pre- and post-race festivities.

We look forward to seeing you on June 19th!

Take A Breather Foundation

(Note: Updated 6/14/2021)


The 2021 Narberth CF Run

A 5-Mile Run winding through the quaint streets of Narberth, PA. This marks our 26th year running for wishes for individuals battling cystic fibrosis. This USATF Certified course and is one of the area’s more challenging 5 mile runs and is a great training run for the Broad Street Run.

  • 5-Mile Competitive Course, USATF Certified
  • Electronic chip timing
  • Custom Designed T-Shirts. Register Early!
  • Medals awarded to the Top 3 Male & Female Overall Finishers.
  • Medals awarded to the top Male & Female in each age group.

This year we do not plan to hold the 2-Mile walk in-person, but plan to hold it again next year!


Registration is available for: In-Person Run, Virtual Run, or Virtual Walk

  • Please register online before the event.
  • Please see the “T-Shirt Pick Up” button to the right for instructions on how to receive your race T and bib!
  • Check our Facebook page for the latest updates and announcements.
  • In-person run will be held rain or shine. No Refunds.
  • Registration includes our Classic Race T-Shirt and Bib.

Love our traditional Narberth Run t-shirt but can’t join us in running or walking this year? Claim a Narberth CF Run 2021 T-shirt here by June 1, 2021 and show your support for Take A Breather Foundation!


  • We will be following all current CDC guidelines: How to Protect Yourself & Others | CDC
  • Do not attend if you have tested positive for COVID-19, have symptoms, or if you have had close contact with a person who has tested positive for or who has symptoms of COVID-19.
  • There will be NO water stops along the course. Please plan accordingly. Runners can carry a water bottle or friends/family may pass a water bottle to runners while cheering.
  • ALL in-person participants must read the full list of COVID-19-safety practices through the “COVID-19 Safety Instructions” button to the right.





The Narberth Run has supported wishes for children and adults battling cystic fibrosis (CF) since 1996. Cystic fibrosis is a terminal illness that takes the lives of its victims way to early and for which there is no cure. We ask that each runner and walker to help us in our mission to help those battling CF.  By donating, you can help us in our mission of providing an opportunity for a CF patient to take a breather from their disease through a respite wish. Help make this possible by donating today or creating your a fundraiser! You can fundraise as an individual or as a team! To register your fundraising team, please email [email protected]. We will feature your team on our website.

As an individual, you can create an online fundraiser, create a Facebook fundraiser, or quickly donate online.

As a team, you can create a group through our fundraising page. There, you can challenge one another or compete against other fundraising teams. You can also create a Facebook Fundraiser for your team.

Every donation counts!
• $125 supports a day in Disney for a CF patient.
• $200 supports grocery relief for a family during the pandemic.
• $250 supports a Chromebook helping students with school this fall.

When 5 friends each sponsor one mile at $25 you can support a child’s day at Disney World! 



Bring your friends together for a fun morning complete with FREE volunteer T-shirts and more! Great for high schoolers, college teams, and others looking for volunteer engagement and a FUN team-building experience! We can provide documentation for volunteer hours.

We need help with Day-Of Course Marshals.

To volunteer, please visit our VOLUNTEER Page or email [email protected].

Please email [email protected] if you have any questions. Thank you!



Beginning as a centennial celebration for Narberth Borough in 1995, the Narberth 5 Mile Run has flourished to become one of the best small town five milers in the country. 26 years ago, the McCloskey and Nardi families, both from Narberth and both having sons living with cystic fibrosis (CF) continued hosting the event. Proceeds from the first Narberth CF Run supported a wish for a local child battling cystic fibrosis (CF), who received his care at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He and his family took a breather from CF and enjoyed a magical trip to Disney World.

The run grew and in 2012, developed into the Take A Breather Foundation. Led by Executive Director, Matt McCloskey, who has CF and had a double-lung transplant in 2015, and many friends- new and old- and family, the Narberth Run and Take A Breather Foundation have provided over 250 wishes, or “breathers” for children and adults battling cystic fibrosis since the first run 25 years ago.


Watch our Virtual Race Kick-off Ceremony from last year  –


Saturday, June 19, 2021 in Narberth, PA.



Saturday June 12 – June 19, 2021.  

Sponsorship Opportunities

Interested in sponsoring this event? Please contact [email protected] for information and benefits. Call 610-664-1826.