Race to End Duchenne in an Event Near You!
Being part of the Run For Our Sons program is now easier than ever! Participating in run/walk events in your community is great way to raise much needed awareness and dollars for Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophy. It is also a fantastic way to begin training or stay in shape to join the Run For Our Sons team at upcoming endurance events such as the Walt Disney World Marathon and Half Marathon.
How Do I Find A Race?
It is important to find a race that meets your fitness level. If you are a beginner, look for a 5K run and/or walk. Be sure to inquire about the details of the course such as inclines, etc. As you improve your fitness level you can look for races with an increased distance such as 10K's, half marathons and eventually the ultimate challenge: a full marathon!
These events are usually well advertised. Resources for finding local races include:
- Local newspapers
- Local news channel websites
- Local running and/or athletic stores
- City/County websites
After Finding A Race, What Are My Next Steps?
After finding a local race, your next step is to create a fundraising page! Click on the "Create a Fundraising Page" button on top righthand side of this page. After answering a few simple questions, you will receive an email with a link to your particpation center. You will enter your login information and begin customizing your page. Remember, the more you personalize your page, the better! Add pictures, tell about the event in which you are participating, blog about your training, and don't forget to explain why ending Duchenne is important to you!
Be sure to help raise awareness by sporting a RFOS Technical T-shirt on race day and having your family and friends show off their support by wearing RFOS T-shirts as well. Both are available for purchase. For more information, please contact Nicole Herring (firstname.lastname@example.org) .
Now it is time to lace up your sneakers and hit the ground running!
Want To Go the Extra Mile to End Duchenne?
Go the extra mile by organizing a Run For Our Sons 5K, etc., in your community. For more information, please contact Danielle Garrigan (Danielle@parentprojectmd.org) .