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Miles for Migraine - Providence 2019
2 Mile Walk - 5K Run - 10K Run


Join us for the 2nd Annual 

Miles For Migraine - Providence, RI

Miles for Migraine will host its second annual 2-mile Walk, 5K/10K Run in Providence at Olney Pond in Lincoln Woods State Park. This Fundraiser for Migraine & Headache Awareness, Treatment & Research will take place Saturday May 11, 2019. All donations from this event will benefit the Carney Institute for Brain Science at Brown University to support their migraine and headache research.   

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 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!    


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.





Packet Pickup:

Packet pick up is at RhodeRunner on Friday May 10th from 4-7PM. Their address is 657 N Main Street, Providence, RI 02906 

 If you are unable to attend Packet Pickup, you will be able to get your packet between 7:45AM-8:45AM on race morning.


Register during early bird pricing period, prior to April 13th and save $10+ on each registration

Register a team of 3 or more people at one time, before April 13th and get $3 off each registration

Children 10 and under are FREE (no shirt included)

Additional Notes:


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. 

Registration fees

Running 5K (Age 10 and Under) Closed

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

  1. Free
    Mar 5 - May 11

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

Free walk registration for children 10 and under, no shirt included.

  1. Free
    Mar 5 - May 11

I Am Fundraising Only Closed

  1. Free
    Mar 5 - May 11

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!

  1. Free
    Mar 5 - May 11

"Map the Migraine" Treasure Hunt Closed

Looking for a way to participate in our event, but not up for exercise? Here is another option. Suitable for both children and adults.

  1. Free
    Mar 5 - May 11

Running-10K Closed

Registration closed
    1. $30.00

      Early Bird Pricing

      Mar 5 – Apr 12
    2. $40.00
      Apr 13 – May 9
    3. $45.00
      May 10 – May 11

Running-5K Closed

Registration closed
    1. $20.00

      Early Bird Pricing

      Mar 5 – Apr 12
    2. $30.00
      Apr 13 – May 9
    3. $40.00
      May 10 – May 11

Walking-2 Mile Walk Closed

Registration closed
    1. $15.00

      Early Bird Pricing

      Mar 5 – Apr 12
    2. $28.00
      Apr 13 – May 9
    3. $35.00
      May 10 – May 11

Fundraising Letter

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 Providence event:

Fundraising Letter

Course Map & Description

A classic trail in the Providence area, runners and walkers will experience a beautiful trek through Lincoln Woods. 5k runners will complete one loop on the 3.1 mile course around Olney Pond. 10k runners will be treated to a second look at the pond as they complete a second loop.


Entry Fee Also Includes

Soft Cotton t-shirt

Post event food and water

Finishing medal



Thank You to our 2019 Sponsors

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Top Teams


Team Meg Mac

Raised: $708.70


Mela's Migraine Life

Raised: $471.70


Beagle Brigade

Raised: $265.00

Top Fundraisers


Meaghan MacMaster





Danielle Dempsey





Chris Grossi





Event Schedule

  • May 11 8:30 AM EDT - Pre-event announcements and awards

  • May 11 8:40 AM EDT - Provider Perspective and Patient Perspective on migraine

  • May 11 9:00 AM EDT - Walk/Run Start

  • May 11 9:30 AM EDT - Post Event Awards 5K and 10K Runners

Contact Information

Event Location

2 Les Pawson Loop, Lincoln, RI 02865

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