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Image from a previous Run/Walk event. Half a dozen adults run in t-shirts, shorts, and marathon numbers.

Run/Walk Series

Fundraising Thermometer

Our goal: $1,225,000
Raised to date: $541,891

2024 Event Schedule

  • 2024 LA Run/Walk

    Los Angeles Run/Walk

    Rose Bowl Stadium, Pasadena, CA

    Sunday, March 3, 2024

  • 2023 Chicago Run/Walk

    Chicago Run/Walk

    Guaranteed Rate Field, Chicago, IL

    Sunday, May 19, 2024

  • 2023 LA Run/Walk

    Houston Run/Walk

    Houston, TX

    Saturday, September 14, 2024

  • 2023 Denver Run/Walk

    Denver Run/Walk

    City Park, Denver, CO

    Sunday, October 6, 2024

  • 2023 Chicago Run/Walk

    Boston Run/Walk

    Linscott Park, Swampscott, MA

    Sunday, October 27, 2024

  • 2023 Phoenix Run/Walk

    Phoenix Run/Walk

    Kiwanis Park, Tempe, AZ

    Sunday, December 15, 2024

2022 Run/Walk Classy Guide - cover image

Run/Walk Classy Guide

We are thrilled to share our new fundraising platform, Classy, with our MJFF community. This document serves as a step-by-step guide for setting up your account, creating an individual or team page for fundraising, how to communicate with donors and more.

About

The Michael J. Fox Foundation Run/Walk Series is raising awareness and bringing the community together in support of Parkinson's disease research. Find a location near you and help move a cure over the finish line. | #OutrunPD #GoTeamFox

Unite with runners and walkers worldwide to help move a cure for Parkinson's disease over the finish line. In 2024, the Run/Walk Series returns to five cities - Los Angeles, Chicago, Denver, Boston and Phoenix - and joins one new one location - Houston. Our Virtual Run/Walk will also be returning as MJFF's Summer Challenge so that participants can make their miles count from anywhere in the world. 

Have a question or need some help? Email the Run/Walk Series Race Directors at runwalk@michaeljfox.org.

Sponsorship Opportunities & 2024 Sponsors

Get Involved: Become A Sponsor!

Through corporate support of our community-focused Run/Walk events, National and Regional Partners can become a part of The Michael J. Fox Foundation's mission. These events provide a collaborative opportunity to engage leadership, employees and customers with a meaningful philanthropic initiative. This is a unique opportunity to join us as we continue to grow the Run/Walk Series, engaging more communities across the country each year. MJFF offers a range of sponsorship packages and exhibit opportunities to fit any budget. For more information or to share your interest, contact us at runwalk@michaeljfox.org.

Additional Ways To Partner

Corporate Teams and Volunteers

Bring together leadership and employees with a unique team-building experience and help support MJFF's mission by forming a corporate Run/Walk team or volunteering at the event. Participants can train and fundraise together or engage in friendly competition! For more information or to share your interest, contact us at runwalk@michaeljfox.org.

In-Kind Partners

Our in-kind partners donate products or services in lieu of or in conjunction with financial donations. Businesses that provide in-kind support are recognized the benefits of a corresponding level of partnership. Your in-kind support helps reduce the cost of the events and therefore enables us to further our resources toward speeding a cure. For more information or to share your interest, contact us at runwalk@michaeljfox.org.

2024 National Sponsors

  • American Airlines

    American Airlines, Inc., is a major US-based airline headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, within the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex. It is the world's largest airline when measured by fleet size, scheduled passengers carried, and revenue passenger mile.

    Visit American Airlines

  • Merz

    Merz Pharma GmbH & Co. KGaA, is a privately-held pharmaceutical company based in Frankfurt, Germany with affiliates across Europe, as well as the US, Canada, Mexico, Brazil and Asia Pacific and regional headquarters in Singapore and North Carolina, USA.

    Visit Merz

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Volunteering Opportunities

We are excited to welcome back our volunteers! Registration to volunteer for each of our Run/Walk locations will open on a rolling basis. Please be sure to visit this page periodically for updates.

At the heart of The Michael J. Fox Foundation's (MJFF) Run/Walk Series are the amazing volunteers whose commitment and passion change the experience of our local run/walk events. Our volunteers are dynamic individuals who offer their time, talents and most importantly their energy to support our mission of finding a Parkinson's cure. Whether you have just a few hours to a full day we would love to hear from you!

We have a variety of ways you can get involved with MJFF's Run/Walk Series, depending on how much time and energy you have to commit. These opportunities include: 

  • Bib & Swag Pick-up Volunteer
    • The day before our events we will be looking for volunteers to help Foundation staff organize and distribute race bibs. This will include greeting our participants, taking last minute online donations and registrations, as well as stuffing and passing race packets. 
  • Event Day Volunteer
    • On event day we are looking for volunteers to help Foundation staff greet/check-in our runners and walkers, guide our local community partners and sponsors as well as cheer on our amazing community and more. 

Consider volunteering at any of our Run/Walk locations. There's no better way to give back, connect with your community and get inspired before your next race. To volunteer head to our event specific website to sign-up.

Questions, email us at runwalk@michaeljfox.org.

Resources & Tips

1. Fundraise with Bonfire

We have partnered with Bonfire to provide t-shirt fundraising for all participants of the Run/Walk Series. 

Bonfire allows participants the ability to design and sell customized t-shirts, sweatshirts and hoodies online by creating their own campaign page that friends, family, co-workers or anyone can check and purchase. Bonfire will ship products directly to your buyers, and you or your team will receive credit on your Classy fundraising page for the proceeds raised.

2. Fundraising Tips & Team Captain Guide

Thank you for lacing up with The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) for their annual Run/Walk Series. We rely on the dedication of our community to help us reach our ultimate finish line -- a cure for Parkinson's disease (PD).  As a participant, you are making a difference:  100 percent of the proceeds you raise go directly to the Foundation's research programs to speed a cure for Parkinson's disease. Below are tips to help you reach your personal and team fundraising goals. You will also find for our team captains some tips and tricks for recruiting, motivating and inspiring your team members to reach your goals.

3. Social Media Resources                                                    

Be proud of your efforts! Spread the word about your personal dedication to the cause on your social media channels. Connect your social networks with your current fundraising and invite friends and followers to donate, cheer you on, or join you on event day. 

Click on each Run/Walk location below for a few sample social media posts and images that you can share with your community. Copy/Paste and Edit to make your message unique. Remember, these are just suggestions and we encourage you to personalize the message by letting people know why the Foundation's mission is important to you. Be sure to tag @michaeljfoxorg on Twitter and Instagram, and @michaeljfoxfoundation on Facebook and use the event hashtags #OutrunPD #GoTeamFox for a chance to be featured on our social channels on race day.

Past Event Photos
  • 2023 Phoenix Run/Walk

    2023 Phoenix

    Kiwanis Park, Tempe, AZ

    Sunday, February 5, 2023

  • 2023 LA Run/Walk

    2023 Los Angeles

    Rose Bowl Stadium, Pasadena, CA

    Sunday, March 5, 2023

  • 2023 Chicago Run/Walk

    2023 Chicago

    Bolingbrook High School, Bolingbrook, IL

    Saturday, May 13, 2023

  • 2023 Virtual Run/Walk

    2023 Virtual

    Participate From Home

    Friday, June 16 - 18, 2023

  • 2023 Denver Run/Walk

    2023 Denver

    City Park, Denver, CO

    Sunday, October 8, 2023

  • Anna Wistran Wolfe & Friends

    2023 Boston

    Linscott Park, Swampscott, MA

    Sunday, October 29, 2023

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