Crew Gaines might only be 10-months-old, but Joanna and Chip’s little guy is already a marathon star! The HGTV stars, who are soon to start their own network, took to the streets over the weekend—running for a good cause.

The Gaines family doesn’t take their fame for granted. After meeting Gabriele “Gabe” Greenwald—a professional runner and cancer patient—in 2017, Chip and Jo decided to help the Brave the Like Gabe Foundation (which supports cancer research and benefits patients) by hosting the Silo District Marathon weekend in their hometown of Waco, Texas. While Chip ran the full distance last year, this year the proud dad toted his tot along for the 13.1-mile half-marathon run.

Not only did Chip and Crew get in on the marathon action, but 12-year-old daughter Ella also raced for a good cause! Even though Joanna didn’t run this year, she posted an oh-so-sweet message on Instagram, writing, “I was so proud of @chipgaines and Ella (and baby Crew) for running the half marathon today and killing it!”

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We are so thankful for and blown away by each and every runner who participated in this year's #silodistrictmarathon . Watching the grit, the fight, and the spirit of these runners left me speechless. So many of you would tell me who you were running in honor of and I was literally teary eyed the entire time. Thanks for running with us this year- you helped raise $300k for cancer research and the @bravelikegabe foundation. I was also so proud of @chipgaines and Ella (and baby Crew) for running the half marathon today and killing it! Finally, thank you to the city of Waco and all the law enforcement, volunteers and sponsors that helped make this event possible. We hope to see you next year at the #silodistrictmarathon 🏅

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Even though we’re loving the completely cute pics of Chip and Crew, the photo op wasn’t the best thing to come out of the Gaines’ weekend run. According to Jo’s IG post, the marathon raised $300,000 for cancer research. Way to go!

—Erica Loop

Featured photo: Joanna Gaines via Instagram 

 

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