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Pennsylvania > Muscle Team Challenge Rally for Research
Philadelphia, PA


Saturday, November 7, 2009

Event Details

With races including a corporate team relay, half-marathon and 5K road race, Philadelphia’s Muscle Team Challenge Rally for Research marks its second annual running this year to raise money toward the fight against muscular dystrophy, and expects to welcome runners, walkers and tailgaters to come and enjoy the day, support those participating in the race, and promote understanding of the disease.

This event is also unique in that the half-marathon and corporate relay portions of the event are specifically an event for walkers, while the 5K race is the only part of the event for runners. The point-to-point course for all of the events is flat with paved surfaces, and takes place through the city streets and neighborhoods of Philadelphia, with the starting line at the city’s Memorial Hall and the finish line at Fairmount Park.

All funds raised by participants and during the event are donated to the national Muscular Dystrophy Association (known perhaps most famously for its annual telethon hosted by Jerry Lewis), which in turn uses the money for research; physical, occupational and respiratory therapy for those with muscular dystrophy; and the purchase of wheelchairs, leg braces, communication devices and other assistance equipment for MD patients, and more.

Race Weather & Climate

Mid-season fall weather can get quite cold in the Philly metro area, as November temperatures average between 40°F and 55°F. Wet weather is always a possibility (though thankfully the 2006 race stayed dry), as precipitation averages about 3.16 inches for the month.


Individuals looking to participate in the half-marathon walk or the 5K family fun run are asked to raise at least $170 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (the cost of 2 minutes of research), or to donate $85 on the event day for children ages 12 and under.


To reserve your spot in the fall 2009 running of Philadelphia's Muscle Team Challenge, register online at the event website.



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