Raleigh’s award-winning marathon and half marathon is a great spring-time event for locals and travelers alike. With a downtown start, finish and post-race festival, Rock ‘n’ Roll Raleigh is one of the most convenient events in the country. Join the Run For Our Sons team for the Rock 'n' Roll Raleigh Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K on April 1 & 2, 2017, and go the distance to end Duchenne.

April 1, 2017
5K Race

Time: 8 am

Start & Finish Line: Dorothea Dix Park

April 2, 2017
Full Marathon & Half Marathon

Time: 7 am

Start Line: Salisbury Street & Davie Street
Finish Line: Fayetteville Street & Davie Street

Visit the official Rock 'n' Roll Raleigh Marathon website for more details.

Run For Our Sons is a program of Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD), the largest non-profit organization in the U.S. focused entirely on Duchenne.


Run For Our Sons Requirements

In exchange for a race entry, PPMD requires each full marathon & half marathon runner to raise a minimum of $1,000, and each 5K runner to raise at least $500. Your entry fee counts toward your fundraising minimum.

To help you reach your fundraising goal, PPMD provides fundraising tips, a personalized webpage and other fundraising tools. Our fundraising minimums are determined on a race-by-race basis in order to recover costs and maximize the funding going directly to help those living with Duchenne.

Fundraising minimum due date: March 24, 2017

By joining the RFOS team for this race, you are personally pledging to raise the required fundraising minimum. If your minimum has not been met by the date specified above, PPMD staff will contact you to secure your position on the team with a credit card. You will then have four weeks after the date of the race to continue to collect donations, after which time you will be asked to make up the difference between the minimum and what you have raised.

Run For Our Sons Team Benefits

  • Guaranteed entry into the race
  • Invitations for you and a guest to our private team gathering
  • Official Run For Our Sons technical shirt and T-shirt
  • Personal fundraising web page & fundraising support
  • Social media outlets to connect with other runners
  • Dedicated staff person to answer all of your fundraising and race day questions
  • Training resources such as virtual training links and publications
  • Frequent team email updates
  • Knowledge that you are helping to support PPMD’s work to improve the treatment, quality of life and long-term outlook for all individuals affected by Duchenne muscular dystrophy