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Miles for Migraine Race - Philadelphia, 2017
2 Mile Walk - 5K Run - 10K Run


Miles for Migraine - Philadelphia, 2017



You still have a chance to join us. Come to our pre-packet pick up today from 11AM-6PM at Philly Runner, University City location for onsite registration. There will also be also be an opportunity for onsite registration at the event on Saturday between 7:15AM-8:00AM. We ask that you arrive early and pay with cash only. 

Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 8:30 am start for all events








1ST PRIZE 5/10K FEMALE/MALE FINISHER:  $40 Gift Certificate to Philly Runner

2ND PRIZE 5/10K FEMALE/MALE FINISHER: $30 Gift Certificate to Philly Runner

3RD PRIZE 5/10K FEMALE/MALE FINISHER: $20 Gift Certificate to Philly Runner

Registration includes: 

Hi-tech t-shirt

Race finishing medal

Post event food and drinks


Event Details:

Miles for Migraine will host its next Philadelphia 2-mile Walk/ 5K/ 10K Run and Kids Treasure Hunt in the beautiful Wissahickon Park along Forbidden Drive. This Fundraiser for Migraine & Headache Awareness, Treatment & Research will take place Saturday, October 7th, 2017 at 8:30am featuring awards for the top male and female runners.

New for 2017: We will hold a post walk/run breakfast for all who want to attend. 

See details below.


There is parking along Northwestern Ave, Andorra Road and Thomas Road. Also, there are 2 lots along Bells Mills Rd, with a short walk to the start.

FREE parking at Whitemarsh Country Club for those who attend the post-race breakfast with shuttlebus  transportation beginning at 7am to race course and back 


Additional Parking Along shuttlebus Route :

  1. Intersection of Presidential Drive and Thomas Rd., Lafayette Hill, PA. Parking is on only allowed on Presidential Dr. From there walk down to Whitemarsh Valley Golf Club (WVGC) for bus.
  2. Intersection of Kottler Drive and Thomas Rd., Lafayette Hill, PA. Parking is only allowed on Kottler Drive, from there walk up to WVGC for bus.
  3. Intersection of Jackson Drive and Thomas Road, Lafayette Hill, PA. Parking is only allowed on Hain Drive. Bus will stop at Hain and Thomas to pick up passengers. 


Course is an out and back along the picturesque Forbidden Drive on a packed/crushed gravel trail. All runners and walkers will start and finish in the same location. Porto potties will be provided at the start/finish and there will be 2 water stops along the course. Post race awards will immediately follow top runners and walkers finishing in each race category, near the start/finish line. 

PLEASE NOTE 10k is only for runners. We can not keep the course open past 10:00. If you want to walk/run the 5k and can be finished by 9:30, then that is ok.

Due to the safety of runners and walkers, we cannot allow Dogs or Strollers in any of the events

Event Location:

"Forbidden Drive" 

Use Address: 

120 W. Northwestern Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118


Glenside, PA - depending on your GPS! 

Closest cross road is Germantown Pike/Ave, and Bruno's Restaurant

NOTE: Race starts in front of "The Cedars House" (Cafe) on Forbidden Drive.  

Packet Pickup

We will be holding pre-race packet pickup on Friday, October 6th at the UPenn location, from 11-6 at 3621 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA. If you are not able to make it to pre-race packet pick up, you will be able to pick up your packets the morning of the event starting from 7:15-8:15AM. Please arrive early, as lines may be long.  

  Need a hotel? 

Live close enough to drive, but maybe too far to drive for that early in the AM? Or would you consider flying in for our event? We can offer discounted hotel rooms. Reserve by Sept 8th at the Courtyard Marriott, 651 Fountain Road, Philadelphia. Contact Katie for additional information. 

Registration fees

I Am Fundraising Only Closed

“Map the Migraine” Kid's Treasure Hunt Closed

Follow the clues to win prizes! Ages 8 & Older.

Running-10K - Adult (over 18) Closed

Running-10K - Under 18 Closed

Running-5K - Adults (over 18) Closed

Running-5K - Under 18 Closed

Walking-2 Mile Walk - Adult (over 18) Closed

Walking-2 Mile Walk - Under 18 Closed

Post walk/run Breakfast at Whitemarsh Valley Country Club $18 Closed

The breakfast is $18 per person or fundraise $125 and come for FREE. Pay here when you register. If you raise $125, we will refund your $18 at the door. The Country Club is 1 mile from the walk/run site. Come and hear local doctors speak on migraine, while networking and meeting others with migraine, along with caregivers. This event is designed to support you in journey with migraine or headache disease. Kids welcome too! You can also register to join us for just the breakfast if you are unable to join us at the walk/run.

Participant Fundraising Letter

We have two different template letters that you can ulitize to reach out to your friends & family. Please download these *.doc files and consider customizing them to add your own story about why you are participating in this event. 

Download Letter Option #1

Download Letter Option #2

Community Building Breakfast

We will hold a post walk/run breakfast for all who want to attend at Whitemarsh Valley Country Club - 1 mile from walk/run site.

 Dr. Stephen Silberstien, Professor of Neurology and Director of the Jefferson Hospital Headache Clinic, will offer a presentation and Q&A session on: 

"Treatment Options for Migraine and Headache" 



You will also have the opportunity to network and meet others with migraine, along with caregivers. This event is designed to support your  journey with migraine or headache disease. Kids welcome too! 

You can also just join us for the breakfast if you are unable to join us at the walk/run.

The cost is $18pp or fundraise $125 and come for FREE. Pay when you register online. If you raise $125, we will refund your $18 at the door. 

Top Teams







Down But Not Out





Stephanie's Striders: The Headache Fighters!

Raised: $1,775.00

Top Fundraisers


Kenneth Brown





Stephanie Nahas-Geig...





Carol Ficken





Event Schedule

  • October 7 7:15 AM EDT - Race Day Registration & Packet Pick up

  • October 7 8:30 AM EDT - Run and Walk Start

  • October 7 8:30 AM EDT - "Map the Migraine" Kid's Treasure Hunt

Contact Information

Event Location

120 West Northwestern Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19128, United States

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