Join us for our 7th annual Rare Disease Day virtual race to benefit the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) and the PCD Foundation. Participants receive a medal shaped like a looped ribbon with zebra stripes. Four of the stripes are pink, blue, purple and green, the same shades used by Rare Disease Day. Rare diseases are represented by the zebra because of the medical saying “When you hear hoofbeats, think horses, not zebras.” Participants also receive a bib and some give away items.
You can choose how far you want to walk or run to complete this event. Since this is for rare diseases and some people with rare diseases have trouble crossing a room, the distance you want to do is up to you. Participants can do 5 meters for those with disabilities or other difficulties that prevent them from going a longer distance. 5K for those who can do more than 5 meters. And 5 miles for those of you who are athletic or just ambitious. If you are healthy enough you can even do 10K or a half marathon.