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DC, Will You Pound the Pavement for PD?

Last year, several inspiring PDF Champions took on the Marine Corps Marathon and together raised $20,000! This year, PDF has a few remaining spots for our marathon team and is excited to share the story of an entire family running the 10k the same day! Will you join them or cheer them along on Sunday, October 27?

Spots Remain for Marathon

The PDF Champions team has remaining spots for the sold-out Marine Corps Marathon on Sunday, October 27. You can be one of 30,000 people from 54 countries who runs the 26.2 miles from Quantico, VA, to Washington, DC!


  • A personalized webpage where you can share your story, receive personal messages of encouragement and take donations securely.
  • PDF Champions gear, including a singlet for race day to show the world you run for PD.
  • Our teams' help in organizing spectators in key locations.
  • The guidance of our team, who can help you fundraise along the way!

Contact us now at to inquire about open spots, so you can run in a PDF Champions singlet this fall!
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Meet Last Year's Runners

Chard Family of Eight Takes on 10k

Last year, seven members of the Chard family (see photo at top right) cheered on Sean Wright of Kennesaw, GA, as he completed the Marine Corps Marathon in honor of his stepdad, Gary, who lives with Parkinson's.

Now the entire Chard family - including Gary, Sean, along with Sean's three sisters, brother-in-law, wife and daughter - are lacing up for the 10k on the same day as the marathon! Team Chard members will have coordinated team shirts and colorful socks. They hope to raise $10,000 as a family.

Gary said, "We're trying to show that we're a united front against Parkinson's. As a person living with PD, I have my strong support of family and care providers standing behind me."
See More Photos of Team Chard

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