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What is the Race to End Duchenne?

Race to End Duchenne is Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy’s signature program that raises funds to support our mission to end Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a fatal genetic disorder that slowly robs people of their muscle strength. Those with Duchenne are truly in a race against time as their muscles deteriorate further each day. When you join the Race to End Duchenne you are supporting PPMD’s vital work in advancing research, care, and advocacy to help those with Duchenne live longer, stronger lives.

Orlando, FL

Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend Presented by State Farm

Delight in an extraordinary race weekend! Put your endurance through the paces, enjoy amazing entertainment, and earn commemorative medals at the most magical place on Earth – Walt Disney World. Join us for 4 days of races alongside our largest race team of the year.

Houston, TX

Chevron Houston Marathon & Aramco Houston Half Marathon

The Houston Marathon offers participants a unique running experience in America’s fourth largest city. The fast, flat, scenic single-loop course has been tanked as the “fastest winter marathon” and “second fastest marathon overall” by Ultimate Guide to Marathons. It’s also ranked as one of the most crowd-supported marathons.

Orlando, FL

runDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend

The 2024 runDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend will transport you to a world of “wow!” Choose from the Neverland 5K, the Adventure is Out There 10K or Stitch’s Ohana Challenge, and experience the magic of Walt Disney World while raising funds and awareness to help us end Duchenne.

Chicago, IL

Bank of America Chicago Marathon

The Bank of America Chicago Marathon is the pinnacle of achievement for elite athletes and everyday runners alike. This race is known for its fast and flat course through one of the world’s most magnificent cities. You are guaranteed to see all this great about the city of Chicago!

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Raised by Race to End Duchenne members since 2005.


Added to average lifespan due to PPMD-led advances.


Invested by PPMD into Duchenne research to date.


U.S. drug approvals with additional promising therapies in development.

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