Run Out Duchenne 5K
Every Step You Take Makes A Difference!
The Run (or Walk) Out Duchenne 5K raises funds to support our mission to end Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a fatal genetic disorder that slowly robs our children and loved ones of their muscle strength. Those with Duchenne are truly in a race against time as their muscles deteriorate further each day. When you join us at Highbanks Metro Park on June 1 to Run Out Duchenne you are supporting our vital work to help fund advancing research, care, and advocacy to help those with Duchenne live longer, stronger lives.
Join us. Every Step You Take Makes A Difference!
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy is a progressive, muscle-wasting disorder that affects every muscle in the body. DMD is a recessive genetic mutation that occurs on the X chromosome. As a result, it almost exclusively affects boys. Unfortunately for the boys who have been diagnosed with DMD, it is the most severe of all the muscular dystrophies:
There is no cure for Duchenne, but there is HOPE. Research is promising, but funds are needed to get drugs into trial and time is not on our side. Our mission to Run Out Duchenne is to not only raise money that will go directly to medical research, but to raise awareness of the severity of this disease.
Highbanks is named for its massive 100-foot-high shale bluff towering over the Olentangy State Scenic River. Tributary streams cutting across the bluff have created a number of deep ravines in the eastern part of the 1,200-acre park. Ohio and Olentangy shales, often containing outstanding large concretions, are exposed on the bluff face and sides of the ravines.
For directions from your location visit Highbanks Metro Park
June 1 7:00 AM EDT - Event Day Check-in/Registration Begins
June 1 8:15 AM EDT - Event Day Check-in/Registration Ends
June 1 8:20 AM EDT - Event Formation
June 1 8:30 AM EDT - Event Start
June 1 10:00 AM EDT - Course Closes