The past six months have been action-packed for Run For Our Sons, and we wanted to take a moment to share what's happened and what's ahead with the entire Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy community. A big thank you to each and every one of you who have gone the distance to end Duchenne, whether it was a full marathon or a 5K - you're helping us raise funds to support PPMD's research, advocay, care and education initiatives. Enjoy our updates, and check out our fall and winter race calendar to find your next challenge!
Crossing the Finish Line: Recent Races
From Seattle to Cleveland to Missoula, Montana, our runners were all over the map this spring in an effort to raise funds and awareness to help end Duchenne. In addition to marathons and half marathons, our first ever Tri For Our Sons team tackled the Aquaphor New York City Triathlon and raised more than $40,000! Visit our website to read the latest race recaps.
Fall will be here before you know it, and that means it’s time to start training for the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend, which takes place January 10th – 13th! We have an action-packed weekend planned including a Welcome & Pasta Party, a Victory Party, a full line-up of races, and much more! This year marks the 20th Anniversary of the Full Marathon, which means an extra-special medal and race course. We’ll have discounted hotel rooms for runners at Disney’s Polynesian Resort, conveniently located on the monorail line. Sign up today and join us in Orlando for a fun-filled family weekend!
The Road Ahead: Upcoming Races
From the City of Brotherly Love to the Big Easy, our race calendar is covering more cities than ever before! Check out these upcoming fall and winter races and join our team today!
In April, 12 brave individuals Conquered the Canyon to End Duchenne at our first ever hike at the Grand Canyon! Braving the extreme heat (100+ degrees!), PPMD’s Founder Pat Furlong and 11 others hiked miles and raises thousands of dollars in honor and in memory of people they love who had been affected by Duchenne. Read Pat’s blog about the experience. And Save the Date for Conquer the Canyon 2013 – May 3rd – 6th! We’re recruiting adventurous hikers to join us on the journey of a lifetime - to learn more visit our website or email us.
Show Me the Money: Fundraising Tips
Fundraising doesn’t have to be intimidating – in fact, it can be a lot of fun! Check out our latest and greatest creative fundraising tips:
For a full list of fundraising ideas, visit our Fundraising Tips page.
This month's runner spotlight is on Eric Holley, who along with his brother Josh was part of PPMD's first ever Tri For Our Sons team at this summer's Aquaphor New York City Triathlon. An Austin, Texas native, Eric shares his inspiration for "tri-ing" and what it felt like to compete in the Big Apple. Meet Eric.
Tell Us What You Think!
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Where Would You Like to See Run For Our Sons?
Did you know the majority of the races on our calendar are there because a parent, friend or family member stepped up and put together a team? We go where YOU want us to! If there’s a race that you and your friends and family would like to participate in to raise funds and awareness to support PPMD’s mission, tell us! We’ll work with you to form a team and get the race on our calendar. Together, we will end Duchenne!
Nicole Herring, Endurance Program Manager
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