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 The Michael J. Fox Foundation's
Virtual Run/Walk

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Saturday, June 18, 2022

 

By joining The Michael J. Fox Foundation's (MJFF) Virtual Run/Walk,
you are helping close the gap on a cure for Parkinson's disease. 

Runners and walkers of all levels, abilities and speeds are welcome!


Are you ready to get started?


 
Step 1: Register for the event
Registration Fee
Adults $40 USD
Children (under 13 years) $20 USD

Distances
1 Mile Walk
5K Run/Walk
10K Run/Walk
Half Marathon


Registration for our Run/Walk will provide all participants with a race bib and the ability to purchase a participation medal at registration. (Deadline to register is Monday, June 20, in case any family or friends want to join in on the fun last minute.)
 
Once registered, participants will have the opportunity to earn an event t-shirt by fundraising $100 and an MJFF-branded tote bag for fundraising $500 or more.* Although fundraising is not required, we encourage all participants to raise additional funds. Remember, your contributions go a long way as 100 percent of the proceeds go straight to high-impact research programs to speed a cure for Parkinson's.

*Once qualified for either a t-shirt or tote bag fundraisers will receive an email with instructions on how to have these items mailed. Should you not receive this email when hitting the fundraising levels please email us at runwalk@michaeljfox.org


 
Step 2: Set up your fundraising page
You signed up because you support our mission to cure Parkinson's disease. Now we need your help to raise additional funds for research. Once you register, you will receive a link to create your own fundraising page that you can use to collect donations and share your accomplishments leading up to the event.

Need some guidance on how to fundraise? Check out our
Fundraising Tips and Social Media Resources pages to help you get started.
 
Step 3: Earn digital badges
As you begin your fundraising journey participants can earn digital badges on their fundraising pages as major milestones are achieved. For example, when you reach your fundraising goal, make a self-donation, or even become a team captain you will receive a digital badge. See the table below for a complete list of the qualification levels for each digital badge. 

                   
 
Badge Qualifications
Orange Ribbon Register for the Run/Walk
Megaphone Utilize the Social Share feature
Dollar Sign Make a self-donation
Hat Become a Team Captain
T-shirt  Raise $100 or more
Bronze Star Raise $500 or more
Silver Star Raise $2,500 or more
Gold Star Raise $5,000 or more
Trophy Raise $10,000 or more

Note: Fundraising totals must be reflected on your individual fundraising page to receive a digital badge not at the team level.


 
Step 4: Qualify for additional swag and recognition
All participants will be receiving a race bib. To receive additional swag items, like our event t-shirt, individuals must fundraise. Learn more by checking out our Recognition Program page.


Step 5: Share your progress and tag MJFF
Throughout your training and after you complete your virtual run/walk, be sure to take a photo of yourself in either your race bib or MJFF swag and post it on social media tagging @michaeljfoxorg on
Instagram and Twitter and @michaeljfoxfoundation on Facebook.

For sample messaging, downloadable images and fun ways to engage your followers before, during and after the Run/Walk, check out our 
Social Media Resources.


Step 6: Have fun!
Together we are working to #OutrunPD! It takes a village, but together we can accomplish anything. 


 
Questions? Email us at runwalk@michaeljfox.org. We'd love to hear from you!