Grand Rapids, MI
October 21-22, 2018

Join us for the 2018 Metro Health Grand Rapids Marathon Weekend, an action-packed two days with races for runners and walkers of every level! Choose from the Full Marathon, Half Marathon or Full Marathon Relay on Sunday, October 21, 2018, or the Run Thru The Rapids 10K and 5K on Saturday, October 20, 2018.

Visit the official 2018 Metro Health Grand Rapids Marathon website or the Run Thru The Rapids website for details.

Race to End Duchenne Team Benefits

  •     Guaranteed entry into the race
  •     Invitations for you and a guest to our private race weekend team gathering
  •     Official team technical shirt and T-shirt
  •     Personal fundraising web page & fundraising support
  •     Social media outlets to connect with other runners
  •     Dedicated staff person to answer all of your fundraising and race day questions
  •     Training resources such as virtual training links and publications
  •     Frequent team email updates
  •     Knowledge that you are helping to support PPMD’s work to improve the treatment, quality of life and long-term outlook for all individuals affected by Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Race to End Duchenne Requirements

In exchange for a race entry, PPMD requires each Marathon runner to raise a minimum of $500, each Half Marathon runner to raise a minimum of $400, each Full Marathon Relay team to raise a minimum of $1,000, each 10K runner to raise a minimum of $300 and each 5K runner to raise a minimum of $200. Your entry fee counts toward your fundraising minimum.

Fundraising minimum due date: October 12, 2018

Our Commitment to You

We're here to guide you through your race experience, from the day you sign up to the moment you cross the finish line and beyond. As a member of the Race to End Duchenne Team, we’ll be supporting you every step of the way just as we are supporting those living with Duchenne.

But it's not just about the race. By joining our Race to End Duchenne Team, you're also making an important commitment to the fight against Duchenne. We assure you that the money you raise will help improve lives. Your efforts will fund research into promising treatments, advance our advocacy efforts in Washington, provide support for families, and help us ensure access to approved therapies. Whether or not you have fundraising experience, don't stress - we have helpful resources, tips, and suggestions that will help you meet (and hopefully exceed!) your goals.

Your Commitment to Us

Race to End Duchenne Team members commit to raise funds to help improve the lives of those living with Duchenne. We've established realistic fundraising goals for each race, and we provide the tools you'll need to make it easy and fun. Think of your Race to End Duchenne participation as your personal stake in the fight against Duchenne. It's an opportunity for you to join the fight and to get your family and friends involved in a cause you're passionate about. You’ll be amazed at the support you'll receive!

As a member of the Race to End Duchenne Team, we're counting on you to fulfill your event's stated fundraising minimum. That's why, if you don't reach your goal, you will be required to make a personal donation by the fundraising commitment due date below to fulfill the balance. But don't worry - raising money is way easier than you think, so this shouldn't be a problem for you. Be sure to take advantage of the many tools and tips we offer to help you meet your fundraising goals.

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Goal:  $20,000