Miles for Migraine - Philadelphia, 2017
Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 8:30 am start for all events
PRIZES AWARDED FOR:
1ST PRIZE: $200 CASH
2ND PRIZE: $125 CASH
3RD PRIZE: $75 CASH
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
Race finishing medal
Post event food and drinks
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.
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
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.
We will be holding pre-race packet pickup on Friday, October 6th at the UPenn location, 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.
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.
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.
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