Remembering loved ones was the main goal of the 2020 Run Walk 4 Brain Cancer - raising money was a bonus.
Sheila Smith, organiser of the Albury-Wodonga event, said the tally for the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation had reached $3500 by Sunday afternoon.
"It was definitely tougher this year to drum up support - financially, everyone has found it hard - but people can still donate," she said.
"I'm hoping 2021 will be an easier year to do it again."
Ms Smith organised the event on the Border for the first time in 2019, and the run-walk went virtual on Sunday.
"Lots of groups were out and about - we had some people walking in Chiltern, Rutherglen, and out at Beechworth as well," she said.
"My work colleagues and I went out for our 10 kilometre walk and run on Nail Can - that was really good fun and the weather turned on.
"The main thing for me was just to have that day to honour loved ones. It doesn't matter at the end of the day what we raise, it's a day to think of them."
Since 2013, the event has helped to raise almost $21 million nationally for world-class research, including $8 million for projects to help kids with brain cancer.
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