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P4P IS GOING VIRTUAL FOR 2020!

We are excited to announce that Pacing for Parkinson’s 2020 is going virtual! With the Covid-19 pandemic and the cancellation of our home race, the Baltimore Running Festival, Pacing for Parkinson’s will be an entirely virtual event this year. While we’ll miss being together in person, we are excited about the opportunity for everyone to “run at your own place”!

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO “GO VIRTUAL”?
Pacing for Parkinson’s will be fundraising and celebrating online only this year! We are planning our online events for the fall, so keep an eye on our Facebook, Instagram, and website as well as your email for updates on what we’ll do. Have ideas? Share them with the committee at pacing4parkinsons@gmail.com. Want to join our email list? Click here.

P4P will not have a tent at the 2020 Baltimore Running Festival (since that event is now virtual), nor are we able to offer registration through our platform to BRF races (5k, half marathon, full marathon, relay, Balti-moron).

HOW DO I JOIN P4P 2020 NOW?
Sign up here! We welcome all of our participants to join P4P as virtual participants. This is a great option because you can set whatever goals are right for you. Want to run a marathon on your own? Awesome! Is walking a few laps around your kitchen more your style? Fantastic! You decide and participate on your own terms, safely, from your own home, neighborhood, or wherever.

WHY SHOULD I STILL JOIN?
In 2020, as always, there are a lot of causes competing for attention, but Parkinson’s disease is not going away and we must still work to find a cure. According to the Parkinson’s Foundation, nearly one million people are living with Parkinson's disease (PD) in the U.S., which is more than the combined number of people diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy and Lou Gehrig's disease. Approximately 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with PD each year. Funds raised by Pacing for Parkinson’s support important research and education programs at the Johns Hopkins Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center. Read more here about where the money goes.

We ask that each participant try to raise at least $100 to support the research, clinical, and educational missions of the Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center and Johns Hopkins Medicine.​ The best part of reaching the fundraising minimum: once you hit the $100 mark, a 2020 P4P t-shirt is yours!

WHAT’S THE DATE FOR THE P4P 2020 CELEBRATION?
We are still figuring out the details of our online celebration. Keep an eye on our Facebook, Instagram, and website as well as your email for updates on what we’ll do. Have ideas? Share them with the committee at pacing4parkinsons@gmail.com. Want to join our email list? Click here.

WILL THERE BE AT 2020 P4P T-SHIRT?
What better way to feel like you’re part of a team than to have a t-shirt?! P4P WILL have a 2020 t-shirt, and one is yours with a $100 fundraising minimum, same as every year.

WHAT ABOUT SPONSORS?
We are still looking for 2020 P4P sponsors! If you’re interested in sponsoring, you can check out our sponsorship packet here and email pacing4parkinsons@gmail.com.

We are so grateful to our current 2020 sponsor, NuStar.

WHAT IF I WANT TO PARTICIPATE IN THE VIRTUAL BRF?
If you’d like to participate at the virtual Baltimore Running Festival on your own, you are welcome to do so and can use the code P4P20 for $20 off of any race.
 
Other questions or concerns? Reach us at pacing4parkinsons@gmail.com.