Q: What is Duchenne muscular dystrophy?
A: Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a fatal progressive muscle disorder, which manifests primarily in boys. There is currently no cure. To learn more, please visit the Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy website.
Q: What is Run For Our Sons?
A: Run For Our Sons provides runners at all levels with entry into racing events across the country in exchange for their fundraising efforts in the fight against Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Since 2005, Run For Our Sons has raised over $3 million from these events.
Q : I'd like to get my company to sponsor my race. Do you have any corporate sponsorship programs?
Q : As a sponsored runner, am I guaranteed entry to all Run For Our Sons events?
A: Yes. By running as a sponsored member of PPMD's Run For Our Sons, you are able to bypass many of the obstacles encountered by those wishing to participate these races. Click over to the sign up page to get started.
Q: I've never run a marathon before, and I'm not sure of my abilities. Is there information out there to help me to prepare?
Q: How can I keep track of my fundraising?
A: We've made it easy for you to keep track of fundraising, through the creation of a personal fundraising page.
Q:What is an offline gift?
A:Offline gifts are donations we receive in the mail, via overnight carrier, or in person at an event. These are not donations received online.
Q: Where do I send checks?
A: When mailing in checks make sure to include the runner’s name and the race that they are participating in! You can send checks to:
Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy
Q: What do I do with cash?
A: Please convert cash into a check before mailing to our office. Please indicate on the check that it represents cash donations so that we know not to receipt the person who issued the check. If you want receipts sent out to someone who gave you a cash donation, make sure you include the name and contact information for the donor(s).
Q: How do I know if an offline gift has been made in support of my efforts?
A: The office staff will add the offline gifts to your personal fundraising site. Check your page regularly to see new donations added! If there is ever a question about an offline donation, please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: How do I log into My Participant Center?
A: Go to http://www.runforoursons.org and sign in at the top of the page using your username and password that you created when you registered.
Q: What happens if I don’t reach my fundraising minimum?
A: We are so excited to have you on our team and we want to provide you with every possible fundraising tool to help you meet the minimums we have set for each event. However, if you do not reach your minimum, we will have to pull your bib from the race and you will not be able to participate in the marathon. Before a teammate reaches this point, we do our best to contact the runner and see what challenges they are running into with their fundraising. Sometimes it becomes easier for runner to make a personal donation to their page to remedy the situation. This allows the runner to still participate in the race. As much as we don’t like to have to enforce these rules, we are obligated to do so in order to maintain our outstanding ratings with charity watchdog organizations and to continue to participate in some of the country’s most elite and prestigious endurance events. So please call on our staff – we are here to help!