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Raleigh Run for Rare

  • Timed 5K run and 1-mile walk
  • Race begins at 9:00 AM on Saturday, March 23
  • Packet pickup and day of registration will begin at 7:30 AM the same morning.

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Join us for Raleigh Run for Rare 2024

The race will take place at Lake Crabtree County Park in Raleigh, NC.

National MPS Society Family Picnic following the Run at 9:00 AM

Early Registration

  • $35: Individual chipped and timed for 5K
  • $25: 1-Mile Walk
  • $100: Family of four team pricing for 5K

Day of Registration

  • $40: 5K Run
  • $30: 1-Mile Walk

Not able to join us in person? You can participate virtually.

What exactly IS a Virtual 5K?

It is just like any other 5K, except there is no official race location. You get to choose where, with whom, and even how you want to complete the 5K. By participating virtually, you can run the 5K at any time leading up to March 23rd. It can even be done in increments, keep track of your distance until you hit the 5K.

Families can submit a picture of a loved one with MPS or ML for the family walk, email

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How to participate to raise funds and awareness.

This event is open to individuals of all ages and abilities. Once you register, either as an individual or as part of a team, you are set. We would love to see the posts of pictures participants on their 5K route. This is completely optional – but since our goal is to bring awareness to MPS and ML, we want to do just that. And by using #MPSAwareness on your social media posts, we will be able to keep up with the fun.

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Information on T-Shirts:

In-Person Runners: Shirts guaranteed for the first 300 registrants.

Virtual Runners: Register before February 20 to receive your shirt in time!

Please contact Amy Downen at 919.806.0101 or if you have any questions.

Race Details

March 23rd Lake Crabtree County Park 1400 Aviation Parkway

Register at:

  • 7:30 Onsite registration and packet pick-up
  • 9:00 5K Run
  • 9:15 1 Mile Family Walk
  • 10:15 Award Ceremony
  • Family Picnic