Our annual Washington DC event for migraine is a fundraising event organized by our nonprofit to raise awareness and funds for those affected by migraine and headache disease. We have a professionally timed Washington DC 5K run and an untimed walk. Funds raised go towards supporting local migraine research, education for headache fellows (doctors getting specialty training in the field of headache medicine) as well as Miles for Migraine programming here in Washington DC.
This event has passed for 2023. We'll see you in 2024!
LIVE: September 16, 2023 8:30 AM EST
VIRTUAL: September 14-18, 2023
2 Mile Walk / 5K Run / Relax
MedStar Georgetown Headache Center
Road Runner Sports
1101 S Joyce Street
Arlington, VA 22202
Friday September 15th
Frequently Asked Questions
The main difference between a virtual event and an in-person event in Washington DC is that a virtual event can be completed from anywhere, while an in-person race requires participants to physically be at the event location on the event date. In a virtual event, participants can complete any form of intentional movement, at their own pace and on their own schedule, while an in-person race follows a set course and schedule. Virtual Participants have their event swag and finisher medal mailed to them for an added fee.
Registration for the in-person event is completely free and open to all. You can register for the Washington DC event on this registration page. Simply select whether you'd like to participate in-person or virtually, the event you want to participate in (2 Mile Walk, 5K, or Relax), fill out the registration form, and submit your information.
All proceeds from the Washington DC race for migraine go towards funding migraine research, education, and advocacy efforts. By participating in the race, you are helping to raise awareness of the impact of migraine and supporting the efforts to find better treatments and a cure for this debilitating condition.
All funds raised from the Washington DC event are donated to the Georgetown MedStar Headache Center to support training for providers in the field of headache medicine and to support local migraine & headache disease research right in Washington DC. Funds are also used to support Miles for Migraine programming. By participating in the event, you are helping to raise awareness of the impact of migraine and supporting the efforts to find better treatments and a cure for this debilitating disease.
The prizes available for fundraising for the event in Washington DC vary depending on the amount raised. You can find more information on our Fundraising page. The more you raise, the more you can earn, including things like a duffle bag, Yeti Rambler, Yeti Hopper or Apple Watch.
Strollers are no problem at our DC event. We just ask that whether you are running or walking, you start toward the back of your group to reduce chances of people tripping or trying to get around you. For out and back courses, please be aware of staying to the right side of the path to keep the path open for people coming from the opposite direction.