Join us for the Inaugural
Miles For Migraine - Burlington, VT
Miles for Migraine will host its first 2-mile Walk, 5K/10K Run in South Burlington at Veterans Memorial Park, formally known as Dorset Park. This Fundraiser for Migraine & Headache Awareness, Treatment & Research will take place Saturday September 29, 2018. All donations from this event will benefit the University of Vermont Medical Center's Headache Clinic to support the headache fellowship program & research.
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 to become a member of 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 5K/10K FEMALE/MALE FINISHER
2ND PRIZE 5K/10K FEMALE/MALE FINISHER
3RD PRIZE 5K/10K FEMALE/MALE FINISHER
Prizes graciously donated from Ursa Major, Ski Rack, Uno's, Lake Champlain Chocolates, Earl's and others
Packet pick up is at Skirack in Burlington at on Friday September 28th from 4PM - 7PM. Their address is 85 Main Street, Burlington, VT 05401
If you are unable to attend Packet Pickup, you will be able to get your packet between 7:15AM-8:15AM at Veterans Memorial Park on race morning.
ALL EVENTS WILL TAKE PLACE RAIN or SHINE (Sorry, No-Refunds)
PLEASE NOTE 10k is only for runners. We can not keep the course open past 10:30. If you want to walk/run the 5k and can be finished by 10:30, then that is ok.
Pets: Unfortunately, our insurance policy does not cover the inclusion of furry friends on the course. Please plan to leave your pets at home.
Register a team of 3 or more people at one time, before September 14th and get $3 off each registration!
Free 5K run registration for children 10 and under, no shirt included.
Free walk registration for children 10 and under, no shirt included.
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!
We have a letter that be helpful for you to use as you reach out to friends & family about support for the 2018 Miles for Migraine Burlington event:
Soft Cotton t-shirt
Post event food and water
September 29 8:20 AM EDT - Pre-event announcements & awards
September 29 8:30 AM EDT - Provider Perspective and Patient Perspective on migraine
September 29 8:45 AM EDT - Pre-walk/run Yoga Stretching with Malaika
September 29 9:00 AM EDT - Walk/Run Start