Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Run/Walk

Event Date

Mon, Mar 1, 2021


Washington, DC

About This Activity

Shirt cut-off date was February 1st for receiving them in time for the race. Shirts ordered between now and March 31st  will arrive after the race.

March is Multiple Sclerosis awareness month, a time for sufferers, family members, and supporters to share information, sympathy, and camaraderie, drawing attention to this disease of the central nervous system. If you’re not familiar, Multiple Sclerosis (MS) happens when one’s immune system attacks the nerve cells and renders them unable to properly transmit information, causing balance issues, weakened vision, fatigue, and other unpredictable symptoms. Approximately 2.5 million people worldwide suffer from multiple sclerosis. The cause is unknown, and there is no definitive cure as of this writing. However, there are many effective treatments, so those afflicted with MS should not lose hope. This month is all about raising awareness, educating wider society, fundraising, and getting behind those scientists that seek to advance our understanding of MS. So help spread awareness and contribute to research that will someday provide a cure by doing what you love....running or walking!

All donations will go directly to Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA).


  • Register for the race
  • Complete a 1k, 5K, 10k or Half Marathon run/walk at your convenience, any time, anywhere between March 1-31, 2021
  • Submit your time to see how you placed overall and receive your finisher certificate.
  • Celebrate your accomplishment by sharing on social media! #RunsForAPurpose
  • Feel free to join the Virtual Runs for a Purpose Facebook Group to share and celebrate with other participants.

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