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Miles for Migraine - Philadelphia, 2018

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED, BUT.... 

You still have a chance to join us. Come to our pre-packet pick up Friday from 12-6PM 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-8:15AM. We ask that you pay with cash only. 

Saturday, October 6, 2018 - 8:30 am start for all events

Miles for Migraine will host its next Philadelphia 2-mile Walk/ 5K/ 10K Run and Kids Treasure Hunt in the beautiful Valley Green/Fairmount Park along Forbidden Drive. This Fundraiser for Migraine & Headache Awareness, Treatment & Research will take place Saturday, October 6th, 2018 at 8:30am featuring awards for the top male and female runners. 

Post walk/run Breakfast at The Commonwealth Chateau at SugarLoaf - details below.

Online Registration closes on Thursday, October 4th at 2:00PM EST

 

PRIZES AWARDED FOR TOP FUNDRAISERS:

Raise $300 earn a Miles for Migraine blanket


Raise $200 earn a Miles for Migraine cap

Raise $100 earn a pair of Miles for Migraine athletic socks or a bracelet of choice

Raise  $50 and become a member of the Brain Hat Society. 

About the Brain Hat Society: People with migraine, their caregivers, and their friends and family should be recognized for their heroic efforts. Stigma imposes a huge penalty in the everyday lives of patients with migraine. It increases social isolation and causes adverse consequences to self-esteem and mood. Stigmatized diseases get less research funding, and payers are less likely to pay for the treatment of stigmatized diseases. In order to reverse the stigma of migraine we need to understand why it exists. By wearing your brain hat, you are doing several things: joining a community of like-minded people who want real change about the perception of migraine, and other headache diseases, while also showing the public that migraine is a severe, neurological disease. In addition, you will show others that raising funds to alleviate a shortage of trained health care professionals who treat these diseases is necessary to help you and your fellow community members obtain better access to treatments. Finally, you will have fun wearing this hat to our events! Each time you achieve a new fundraising or attendance goal, you will receive an iron-on patch to add to your brain hat. So, please join the club!   

  Prizes Awarded for Top Finishers:

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: 

T-shirt

Race finishing medal

Post event food and drinks

Parking:

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.

A shuttle bus will run from these two locations beginning at 7AM: 

1. St. Peter’s Lutheran Church Parking Lot 

3025 Church Road

Lafayette Hill, PA 19444

2.  Chateau at Sugarloaf for those participants attending the breakfast ONLY.

9220 Germantown Av 

Phila, PA 19118

Directions to Sugarloaf : https://www.chc.edu/legacy-conference/directions-sugarloaf

Course:

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. This is a very NARROW COURSE - so strollers are at your own risk. We cannot be responsible for any accidents involving strollers. We hold discretion of stroller use at time of race. 

Packet Pickup:

 Packet pick up is at Philly Runner, University City location at on Friday October 5th from 12PM - 6PM. Their address is 3621 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA

 If you are unable to attend packet pickup, you will be able to get your packet between 7:00AM-8:15AM at registration on race morning. 

Event Location:

"Forbidden Drive" 

Use Address: 

120 W. Northwestern Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118

or

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.  

FREE FUN:

Map The Migraine Scavenger Hunt

Sign up for a Scavenger Hunt - Map the Migraine.  For kids to learn more about migraine by “mapping the migraine” (searching for areas of the body affected by migraine) AND to have fun!  
The body parts we discuss include:  EYES, EARS, NOSE, STOMACH, NECK, SCALP, and of course BRAIN.

Appropriate for all age levels. Kids 8 and below need an adult present. All kids will receive prizes during the event. Register below!


 



Registration fees

Running 5K (Age 10 and Under) Closed

Free 5K run registration for children 10 and under, no shirt included.

“Map the Migraine” Kid's Treasure Hunt Closed

Follow the clues to win prizes! Ages 8 and older

Walking-2 Mile Walk (Age 10 and Under) Closed

I Am Fundraising Only Closed

Advocate Closed

If you are a migraine or headache disorders advocate who is not feeling up to a walk, run or volunteer assignment on the day of the event, PLEASE still plan to come join us for this important day of advocacy. We will have a quiet tent at the event for you to rest in. Come out and meet others in your community who understand life with migraine and headache disease and show your community why we need a cure!

Running-10K (Age 18+) Closed

    1. Registration closed

Running-10K (Under Age 18) Closed

    1. Registration closed

Running-5K - (Age 18+) Closed

    1. Registration closed

Running-5K - (Age 11-17) Closed

    1. Registration closed

Walking-2 Mile Walk (Age 18+) Closed

    1. Registration closed

Walking-2 Mile Walk (Age 11-17) Closed

    1. Registration closed

Post walk/run Breakfast at The Commonwealth Chateau at SugarLoaf $15 Closed

The breakfast is $15 per person or fundraise $100 and come for FREE. Pay here when you register. If you raise $100, we will refund your $15 at the door. The Commonwealth Chateau at SugarLoaf 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


Community Building Breakfast

We will hold a post walk/run breakfast for all who want to attend at The Commonwealth Chateau at SugarLoaf

Dr. Roderick Spears, will offer a presentation and Q&A session on: 

"Treatment Options for Migraine and Headache" 

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Dr. Spears is the Medical Director of Neurology and a headache specialist at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a Fellow of the American Headache Society and the American Academy of Neurology. Dr. Spears received his Bachelor of Science degree from Michigan State University and his medical degree from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. He completed his internship in Internal Medicine at Akron General Medical Center and his residency in Neurology at Albert Einstein/Montefiore Medical Center in New York City where he served as the Chief Resident in his final year. He completed a Fellowship in Headache and Facial Pain at the Headache Institute at the St.Luke’s/Roosevelt hospital in New York and has practiced headache medicine for the last 14 years. He is board certified in Neurology and Headache Medicine and has contributed to the field through education/teaching of medical students, residents, and fellows, and published in peer review journals. 

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 $15pp or fundraise $100 and come for FREE. Pay when you register online. If you raise $100, we will refund your $15 at the door. 


Top Teams

1

Sunglasses At Night

$3,102.32

Raised

$3,000.00

Goal
2

Headbangerz

Raised: $2,704.44

3

Team Teva

Raised: $1,598.67

Top Fundraisers

1

Sarah Ogden

$2,731.97

Raised

$500.00

Goal
2

Stephanie Nahas-Geig...

$922.16

Raised

$2,000.00

Goal
3

Ardath Weiss

$834.77

Raised

$750.00

Goal

Event Schedule

  • October 6 7:15 AM EDT - Race Day Registration & Packet Pick up

  • October 6 8:30 AM EDT - Run and Walk Start

  • October 6 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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