October 8 is the date to participate in Runnin’ for Research! Three cities will host a 5K run and one-mile walk to raise money for research into headache and migraine disorders.
Runnin’ for Research was established as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit in 2015. It’s mission is to further “research, awareness, empowerment and advocacy in all areas of headache and migraine disorders.” The organization raised donated $17,434 to the American Migraine foundation in 2015 and $6,313 to AMF in 2014. Dr. David B. Watson, Teri Robert, and Dr. Brian Plato lead Runnin’ for Research.
Here are the details on this year’s races:
Date: Saturday, October 8
Sign-in Time: 8 a.m.
Walk/Run Time: 9:30 a.m.
Registration: $20 (T-shirts are guaranteed for everyone who registers for an in-person race before October 1.) To register, click on the city names below.
- Kansas City/Parkville, Missouri: English Landing Park, Parkville, MO, 64152
- Morgantown, West Virginia: Cheat Lake Park, Morgan Run Road Morgantown, WV, 26508 (The course is a packed limestone trail that is largely flat and shaded. It runs along Cheat Lake.)
- Louisville/Jeffersontown, Kentucky: Sky View Park, 10416 Watterson Trail Jeffersontown, KY, 40299 (The course is a mostly flat asphalt trail.)
- Virtual Race: Sign up as a virtual runner if you’re unable to attend a race (use any of the registration forms linked to above). You can run or walk in your hometown that day or just donate your registration fee to support this great cause. Virtual runners will not receive T-shirts.