August 18, 2023 / DIY Fundraising,Race

Mitchell’s Run Thru Rockford Celebrates 25 Years

For 25 years, residents of Rockford, Michigan have supported PPMD’s mission to end Duchenne by participating in Mitchell’s Run Thru Rockford. Created and organized by the Peterson family, in honor of their son Mitchell, this 5K and Kids for Kids Fun Run has attracted runners and families from across West Michigan raising over $1,300,000 to date for PPMD. The 25th Annual Mitchell’s Run Thru Rockford will be held on Saturday, August 19.

“When we started Mitchell’s Run, we never dreamed it would become such a success. 25 years later, the event continues to grow, and we are overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and support from our community,” said Sandy Peterson, Mitchell’s mother and the race organizer since its inception. “PPMD has supported our family since Mitchell’s diagnosis just before his third birthday, and we are proud to help the organization in its mission to end Duchenne. We are so grateful to all the families that have participated in Mitchell’s Run over the last 25 years, and we look forward to many more great races to come. We are also grateful to Lauren King and Jen Aldrich, this year’s Race Directors, who jumped in with both feet to organize and execute a fantastic race experience for all!”


Since its inception, Mitchell’s Run has donated 100% of all proceeds from the event to PPMD to help fund Duchenne research. In 2013, PPMD awarded the race with a Change It Champion Award in recognition of their 15-year anniversary. The event has been designated by Classic Race Management as “One of the Premier Running Events in West Michigan,” as well as being named “Most Organized Event in Rockford.”

Join the Fun

It’s not too late to join the fun! Register for the 25th Annual Mitchell’s Run Thru Rockford on August 19, 2023.

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You too can join the fight to end Duchenne! Have a great idea for a fundraiser? Looking for ways to raise money to support research? You can do just about anything to raise funds to end Duchenne. And PPMD is here to help you every step of the way.

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