12th Annual Miles for Myeloma 5K Virtual Run/Walk
April 25, 2020
Thank you to everyone who participated or donated to this important race. Because of your generosity, we are one step closer to the cure for multiple myeloma. We are looking forward to seeing all of you in person next year at the 13th Annual Miles for Myeloma 5K. In the meantime, be safe, be well and thank you again for renewing our HOPE for a cure!
Donations are still being accepted!
With a focus on the health and well-being of our participants and the growing concerns over the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, we are canceling the in-person event. This event is Now Virtual! The safety of our myeloma patients along with their friends and family is our priority. Follow the easy instructions below to register for this new and exciting style of racing.
Run, Walk, Bike, or Treadmill on your own path to complete the Miles for Myeloma 5K! Choose your virtual run and complete it at your pace. You can even run one mile a day over the course of three days, or complete the full run at one time!
Note: To adhere to proper social distancing while you run or walk on your own, avoid main walking/biking thoroughfares like parks, lakesides, and beachfronts. If you must shelter in place, use your indoor bike or treadmill if you have one.
Also, don’t forget to Like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/milesformyeloma5K/
Follow us at @IMFMyeloma on Instagram and Twitter and post your race updates with the hashtag #milesformyeloma5K!
Each participant will receive:
- A Downloadable Race Bib once you register. We hope you run with it on!
- A Downloadable Finisher Certificate. Based on the Honors System, we ask you to a complete a 5K any time from April 1–25, 2020.
Once you complete your 5K (3.1 miles), download your Finisher Certificate. Don't forget show off your certificate by posting to the Miles for Myeloma Facebook Page a picture of you and your certificate.
- Music to keep you inspired: IMF-affiliated myeloma support groups handpicked the song selections on this Spotify playlist, with myeloma patients in mind. Listen to the Spotify playlist
Form a Virtual Team
We realize that you must run separately from one another to adhere to proper social distancing. Yet, we encourage you to contact your closest friends and form virtual teams. Maybe you all decide to run at the same time, but from different locations.. Read on to learn what teams can win!
Once you are a Certified MilesforMyeloma5K Race Finisher:
- Show us your certificate or share your experience on social media with the hashtag #milesformyeloma5K.
- Teams with most virtual participants AND the Team that raises the most money by April 25th will receive
- 5 Myeloma Warrior t-shirts
- 5 Warrior Hats
- 5 Pins
- 5 Hawaiian Vacation Raffle tickets, a $250 Value
Tribute Path Signs
We still encourage you to purchase a Tribute Path sign. This is also Now Virtual. Beginning April 1st , we will have a Tribute Path section on our webpage where your purchased Tributes Signs can be viewed by loved ones.
Remember, this is a charitable event, so please continue to help the IMF raise public awareness and funding. Miles for Myeloma 5K is a nonprofit event. Its goal is to provide a world-class race for you, the runners that we love. At the same time, this virtual race will provide the necessary funds to help the International Myeloma Foundation to continue our work to find a cure.
P.S. We look forward to seeing you all in person next year at our 13th Annual Race!
Help us reach our goal of $30,000.
Register or donate today!!
To donate by check, please write in memo line: the name of the team or participant whom you are donating. Please make check out to:
International Myeloma Foundation (IMF)
Attn. Suzanne Battaglia
12650 Riverside Dr.
North Hollywood, CA 91607
What is multiple myeloma?
A cancer of the bone marrow plasma cells.
Multiple myeloma is a cancer of the bone marrow plasma cells. It is synonymous with "myeloma" and "plasma cell myeloma." Plasma cells make antibodies against infectious agents such as viruses and bacteria. A cancerous or malignant plasma cell is called a myeloma cell. Myeloma is called “multiple” because there are frequently multiple patches or areas in bone marrow where it grows. To learn more about multiple myeloma and the International Myeloma Foundation please visit, myeloma.org
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