Miles for Migraine 5K/10K Run and 2-Mile Walk
About Us: We want to raise awareness that migraine is more than "just a headache" and are looking to help improve the lives of patients and their families. Ultimately we hope to be part of the community that helps find a cure for migraine.
Date: Saturday May 18th, 2013
Race Start: 9:00 AM
Location: Shoreline Park, Mountain View - Kite Parking Lot
Course Description: Flat, easy course along Shoreline Park with 5K and 10K distances USTA certified.
Prizes: Great prizes for top male and female in each distance.
Teams: We encourage participants to start or join a corporate team. Participants can either start or join a team. There will be award certificates for the teams that fundraise the most; have the top five fastest times, and have the most number of team members.
Fees: Vary by distance - $26 for the 2-Mile, $31 for the 5K and $36 for the 10K (prices increase April 18th)
Online Registration: https://www.raceroster.com/events/2013/571/Miles-for-Migraine-Mtn-View/
Volunteers Needed: Over 50 volunteers are needed to support this race and we encourage support from the community. Volunteers can sign up from our race registration site at http://www.raceroster.com/race_details_volunteer.php?eid=571.
Course Restrictions: Unfortunately no dogs are allowed on the trail since there are protected wildlife within Shoreline. Baby joggers are welcome.
For further information please contact Joanne Fedeyko, Executive Director, at (415) 307-1382 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Miles for Migraine
Miles for Migraine is a registered 501c3 nonprofit whose mission is to help improve the lives of migraine patients and their families, and to help ultimately find a cure. We want to raise some big noise that migraine is more than "just a headache" and are using our Race Series as our staring point. We hope you will join us.
One in five women in the U.S. suffer from migraine. Migraine is not "just a headache" but a serious neurological disease, which the WHO ranks among the top 20 causes in the world of years of healthy life lost to disability. With acute attacks ranging from mild to severely debilitating, migraine can, over time, become progressive in both frequency and severity and has the potential to become a chronic condition with significant disability. Indeed, in a 2004 report the WHO classified severe migraine in the highest category of disability along with quadriplegia or terminal stage cancer. However, whatever the level of severity there is no doubt that migraine profoundly impacts a sufferer’s life, self-esteem, family and livelihood.