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Host a Race to End Duchenne .1K!

Duchenne Action Month - Race to End Duchenne .1K

September is Duchenne Action Month, and now is the time for you to start planning an event than can raise awareness and money, while providing people with an amazing experience that is fun and rewarding…the Race to End Duchenne .1K!

About the length of a football field (100 yards), a .1K is the race anyone can do! It requires no training and is an easy race to plan.

PPMD makes it easy for anyone to host a Race to End Duchenne .1K in virtually any space with any crowd of supporters.

We provide easy access to online materials that will help you brand the event to suit your venue and your participants – whether at a school, in an office, or around your community. 

And the whole thing is over in less than 15 minutes!

Here’s how…

Duchenne Action Month - Race to End Duchenne .1K

At a School

Before your child’s school lets out for the summer, consider reaching out to the administration and ask them if you can plan a Race to End Duchenne .1K for September. Because it is such a short distance, kids can compete in the gym, through the cafeteria, or out on the school lawn.

And the Race to End Duchenne .1K gives you and your family an opportunity to educate the student body on life with Duchenne so that they can better understand what your child deals with every day. We’ll provide age-appropriate lesson plans that can be used in classes in the week leading up to the race.

PPMD will have an online store where you can order Race to End Duchenne .1K race supplies, and we can provide you with ideas for how to fundraise in classrooms, and donation envelopes for every student/class.

To get started, complete our interest survey to receive your How-To guide with all of the information and materials that you need.

PPMD will provide you with:

  • A How-To Guide
  • Online Store – Order your Race to End Duchenne .1K materials and make your event official!
  • Template Letter to Parents
  • Duchenne Awareness Activities – Broken into 3 age groups, these lesson plans can be used in the week leading up to the race, to help your students gain a better understanding of why they’re participating in the .1K.
  • Duchenne Facts of the Day – Some simple facts to share on daily announcements in the week leading up to the race.
  • Fundraising Page for Your Event (if required)

Get Started

Duchenne Action Month - Race to End Duchenne .1K

In an Office

Looking for an easy team building activity amongst colleagues that is simultaneously fun and meaningful? Consider an office Race to End Duchenne .1K! PPMD has lots of fun materials to help you make this brief race around your conference room and cubicles a wonderful way to raise awareness and funds to help end Duchenne. 

Pick a date in September (September 7th is World Duchenne Awareness Day, so that’s a great choice! But if the 7th doesn’t work, pick another date in September) and register to get started planning your event!

PPMD will provide you with:

  • A How-To Guide
  • Online Store – Order your Race to End Duchenne .1K materials and make your event official!
  • Template Email Blast to Employees
  • Fundraising Page for Your Event (if required)

Get Started

Duchenne Action Month - Race to End Duchenne .1K

Around Your Community

Take it outside! Host a Race to End Duchenne .1K in your community and make it a party in the streets. People have successfully hosted .1Ks on school tracks, around a neighborhood block, or from one local bar/restaurant to another. The key is to make it feel like a real race, without all the training or mileage!

Pick a date and location that work for you, and complete our interest form to get started planning your event!

PPMD will provide you with:

  • A How-To Guide
  • Online Store – Order your Race to End Duchenne .1K materials and make your event official!
  • Fundraising Page for Your Event (if required)

Get Started

Questions? If you have any questions or need anything along the way, please contact Nicole Herring at nicole@parentprojectmd.org.

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