Organizing Your Very Own Fun Run or 5K Event

Help Bring Run for Our Sons to your own backyard.


I hear it all the time, “I want to do a fundraiser but not sure what to do or where to start” – I ask “have you thought of doing a 5K or fun run in your community?” – The rest is Run for Our Sons history!


5Ks and fun runs are fast becoming one of PPMD’s strongest types of grassroots events. Many are finding it is a great way to galvanize your local community around our mission to end Duchenne by educating the public and promoting a healthy way to use muscles to save muscles.


PPMD knows it can be intimidating to do a fundraiser, and in order to alleviate some of that stress we’ve come up with some helpful materials to accomplish the goals of your event.


Participation Matters 

When conducting a PPMD event, regardless of the type of fundraiser, you’ll need some guidelines on accounting, messaging/communications, and resources. Check out Participation Matters – our helpful guide to make your event a success. Participation Matters lays out best practices, branding and talking points, and specific tools available to all PPMD volunteers. We recommend all volunteers read it prior to doing any event.

5K Guide

For 5Ks and fun runs, we’ve built a step-by-step checklist to help make the road to your event a bit smoother. The PPMD fundraising team is at your full disposal to help you organize your event and give logistical support. You are not alone!

We invite you to contact PPMD to discuss how you can make your event a reality. Below are a few of the amazing runs happening around the country. These are families who have been through the process and know what to expect when organizing a 5K, 10K, or fun run. PPMD will connect new runs with these experienced volunteers to help mentor you in hosting your own event.


Thank you for supporting PPMD in whatever way you can. We hope you’ll consider hosting a race in your community to raise awareness and go the distance to end Duchenne!



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