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Miles for Migraine 5K/10K Races and Youth Camps for Research

Miles for Migraine is a registered 501(c)(3) Non-Profit with the mission of improving the lives of migraine patients and their families, raising public awareness about headache disorders, and helping find a cure for migraine. Miles for Migraine produces fun run events, typically 5k and 10k races to raise money for migraine research, and also hosts youth camps for kids and teens suffering from Migraine.

2015 Races are August 30th in San Francisco and October 10th in Philadelphia

San Francisco

Time: Sunday, August 30th, 2015
Location: Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
Distance: 1.5Mile Walk / 5K Run / 10k Run
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To volunteer for the San Francisco race, please email volunteer@milesformigraine.org.

Philadelphia

Time: Saturday October 10, 2015
Location: Valley Green/Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA
129 North Western Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118
Distance: 1.5Mile Walk / 5K Run / 10k Run
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I’d like to volunteer and help make the Philadelphia race happen!

Miles for Migraine History

During a first-ever advocacy visit by the Alliance for Headache Disorders Advocacy to their respective members of Congress in September, 2007, a group of mostly M.D./PhD research and clinicians in migraine and headache disorders, including AHS member and migraine patient Eileen Jones, RN, PHN, were given a challenge.

Legislative Aides of Congress Persons and Senators told these research specialists that their quest for an increase in the National Institutes of Health spending allowance for headache research grants was flat (only ½ of 1% of the total budget), and would not increase in the foreseeable future. Furthermore, they were discouraged to hear that they needed to build public support in their home cities and states, where until the citizens start to demand funding, things would probably not change in their favor.  In response to this Congressional challenge, Eileen decided to start a competitive race.

Miles for Migraine held its first 5K and 10K run and 2-Mile walk in the fall of 2008 in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park with approximately 200 participants. 

 

Our Vision

Our vision is to create some “big noise” in the community and raise the awareness of migraine and headache disorder as more than “just a headache”. We are planning to accomplish that by growing our signature event, the Miles for Migraine 5K, 10K and 2-Mile walk, and by implementing new programs such as a day camp for adolescents suffering from chronic migraines, and an adult seminar series.

 

Learn More

For more information and resources on Migraine and other headache disorders, visit our Migraine Information page.

Miles for Migraine a registered 501c3 nonprofit, Tax ID #01-0910791.