Miles for Migraine - Washington DC 2018
Join us for our 2nd annual
Miles For Migraine at Anacostia Park, Washington, DC.
Miles for Migraine will host its 2nd annual 2-mile Walk/ 5K Walk/Run event in Washington DC at Anacostia Park. This Fundraiser for Migraine & Headache Awareness, Treatment & Research will take place Saturday October 13, 2018.
You must register online before the event. There will be no day of registration due to National Park Service guidelines.
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 Card to Pacers Running
2ND PRIZE 5/10K FEMALE/MALE FINISHER: $30 Gift Card to Pacers Running
3RD PRIZE 5/10K FEMALE/MALE FINISHER: $20 Gift Card to Pacers Running
Packet pick up is at Pacers Navy Yard on Friday October 12th from 4PM-7PM. Their address is 300 Tingey Street, SE #160, Washington DC 20003
If you are unable to attend Packet Pickup, you will be able to get your packet between 7:15AM-8:15AM at Anacostia Park on race morning.
race finishing medal
post event food and drinks
Register a team of 3 or more people at one time, before September 26th and get $3 off each registration!
ALL EVENTS WILL TAKE PLACE RAIN or SHINE (Sorry, No-Refunds)
PLEASE NOTE 5k is only for runners. We can not keep the course open past 9:30. If you want to walk/run the 5k and can be finished by 9:30, then that is ok.
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!
Free 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!
Follow the clues to win prizes! Ages 8 and older
We have a great template letter that you can utilize to reach out to your friends & family. Please download this *.doc file and consider customizing it to add your own story about why you are participating in this event.
5K Run will be a single loop.
2 Mile Walk will be and out and back on the 5K course for a total distance of 2.0 Miles.
October 13 8:00 AM EDT - Pre-event announcements
October 13 8:30 AM EDT - Walk & Run Start Time