Join us for the 4th Annual
Miles For Migraine - Chicago, IL
Miles for Migraine will host its 4th annual 2-mile Walk/ 5K/ 10K Walk/Run in Chicago at Diversey Harbor at Lincoln Park. This Fundraiser for Migraine & Headache Awareness, Treatment & Research will take place Saturday June 15, 2019. Our events are not just for walkers and runners.
We welcome everyone, even if you are not feeling up for exercise. Consider signing up as an Advocate or a Volunteer instead. Advocates come to the event at no charge. The event is an opportunity to meet others who are dealing with migraine or cluster headache disease, visit our sponsor booths and take part in other engaging activities for the morning. Volunteers all receive a free shirt for their time. Find more information about volunteer roles, including our Thank You Team, by clicking on the Volunteer button to the right.
Dress up in your best purple flair for another chance at a fun prize!
Prizes awarded based on fundraising level:
Raise $1000 earn a Miles for Migraine Wind Jacket
Raise $500 earn a Miles for Migraine Zip Front Hoodie Sweatshirt
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
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!
Map The Migraine Treasure Hunt
Sign up for a Treasure Hunt - Map the Migraine. Great event for kids and adults to learn more about migraine by “mapping the migraine” (searching for areas of the body affected by migraine) AND to have fun! If you are looking for a way to participate in Miles for Migraine but don't want to walk or run, this may be a great option for you!
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.
AWARDS FOR TOP FINISHERS:
1ST PRIZE 5/10K FEMALE/MALE FINISHER:
2ND PRIZE 5/10K FEMALE/MALE FINISHER:
3RD PRIZE 5/10K FEMALE/MALE FINISHER:
race finishing medal
post event food and drinks
Register a team of 3 or more people at one time, before May 18th and get $3 off each registration!
Packet pick up is at Fleet Feet Sports Chicago's Lincoln Square location at on Friday June 14th from 4PM - 7PM. Their address is 4762 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL
If you are unable to attend Packet Pickup, you will be able to get your packet between 7:45AM-8:45AM at Diversey Harbor on race morning.
There are multiple parking options in the area of the event:
ALL EVENTS WILL TAKE PLACE RAIN or SHINE (Sorry, No-Refunds)
NOTE 10k is only for runners. We can not keep the course open past 10:30. If you want to walk/run the 10k and can be finished by 10:30, then that is ok.
Strollers are not permitted for this event. Regarding dogs, we love furry friends, but this is not an event for them. Please plan to leave your doggies at home.
Follow the clues to win prizes! Ages 8 and older
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!
Free walk registration for children 10 and under, no shirt included.
Free 5K registration for children 10 and under, no shirt included.
Early Bird Pricing
Early Bird Pricing
Early Bird Pricing
We have a letter that be helpful for you to use as you reach out to friends & family about support for the 2019 Miles for Migraine Los Angeles event:
2 Mile untimed Walk will start and finish on the N Cannon Drive Path.
5K/10K Run will start and end just off 2601 N Cannon Drive on the Path. 5K Run will complete one loop and the 10K Run will complete two loops. Flat fast course surrounding the picturesque Harbor.
Thank You to our 2019 Sponsors
June 15 8:30 AM CDT - Pre-race announcements
June 15 9:00 AM CDT - Walk/Run Start