Registration is now open for the 2018 MitoAction Energy Walk & 5K Run which is being held on Sunday, September 16th in the South Boston neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. The race will kick off at the DCR’s Mother’s Rest on Carson Beach in Southie and this course hugging Boston Harbor is one you won’t want to miss!
Presented by Stealth BioTherapeutics, the 2018 MitoAction Energy Walk & 5K Run raises awareness of mitochondrial disease and helps raise funds for MitoAction, a leading patient advocacy organization within the mitochondrial disease community. Mitochondrial disease is an inherited chronic illness that can be present at birth or develop later in life. It causes debilitating physical, developmental, and cognitive disabilities with symptoms including poor growth; loss of muscle coordination; muscle weakness and pain; seizures; vision and/or hearing loss; gastrointestinal issues; learning disabilities; and organ failure. It is estimated that 1 in 4,000 people has Mito.
With a goal of raising $150,000 for MitoAction at this year’s race, runners will tackle a chipped time 3.1 mile course along the water and the race route is a perfect course for runners of all levels. The course is a nice, flat stretch of road that makes for a great opportunity to run a strong race and support an amazing cause.