When is the Virtual Marine Corps Marathon and 10K?

Sunday, October 25, 2020

What is The National Pancreas Foundation?

The National Pancreas Foundation (NPF) was founded in 1997 to support all pancreatic diseases including pancreatic cancer and is the only organization to support pediatric, acute & chronic pancreatitis. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

What is the mission of The NPF?

The National Pancreas Foundation provides hope for those suffering from pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer through funding cutting-edge researchadvocating for new and better therapies, and providing support and education for patients, caregivers, and health care professionals.

Why should I join The NPF Marine Corps Marathon/10K team?

Many runners do it for a variety of reasons – they lost a loved one, want to run in honor of a someone with pancreas disease or just love the cause and mission of their chosen nonprofit. While there are hundreds of thousands of nonprofits out and many in the pancreas disease field, we are excited and grateful you considered the NPF.

The NPF is the only foundation dedicated to patients who are suffering from all forms of pancreas disease – pediatric pancreatitis, acute pancreatitis, chronic pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer.

Running and raising funds for The NPF means, you are supporting an organization that provides funding for research; linking patients to qualified and specialized professionals at accredited NPF Centers; being a resource for those suffering from pancreatic disease; providing support for NPF State Chapters.

Our inaugural year was 2018 and it was a HUGE success as our 42 runners not only raised close to $37,000, but bonds were formed that will last years to come! In 2018 and 2019, Team Pancreas has raised close to $67,000.

What kind of support should I expect to receive from The NPF?

As a runner, you are part of The NPF MCM Team and NPF HQ is here to help you with any questions you may have as well as support you in your journey, whether you are a novice or experienced runner!

Do I need to fundraise to join Team Pancreas?

Once you register and sign up, please notify National Program Director, Sokphal Tun by EMAIL HERE. We will add your picture to the 2020 Team Pancreas site. For runners who fundraise at least $250 they will get a Team Pancreas finisher shirt and pre-race goodie bag, and access to our private Facebook Page. But there’s more! 😯 A race event is not complete without a pasta dinner! This will be virtual where we can “meet” all our members and hand out awards. (More details to come)

How do I raise funds?

The NPF will provide you a link that you can send to your family and friends for them to send their donations. Teams can also be created within this website to create a team goal amount. Other ways to raise funds is seeing if your company will match what you raise or hosting events on your own. You may also want to approach local businesses in your area to seek their support through donations on the website. For instance, your local dry cleaners, coffee shop, grocers, etc.

Who can register? How long do I have to complete the virtual run? 

Anyone aged 14 or older on event day is eligible to participate in the MCM. You can run the event from October 1 – November 10th. You will need to submit proof of running to the Marine Corps Organization. (Details to be provided at a later time)

How do I register?

To register, please CLICK HERE.

What social media tags should runners use?

Tag any posts with #nationalpancreasfoundation #TeamPancreas_NPF #stampoutpancreasdisease #npfroadrunners #RunWithTheMarines
Facebook: www.facebook.com/NatPancFdn/
Twitter: @NatPancFdn
Instagram: national_pancreas_foundation

We encourage you to tag The NPF and let your friends and family know about your run so they can support and encourage you as well!

For further information regarding race details for the 10K and the Marathon, please go here: 

https://www.marinemarathon.com/events/marathon/mcm-weekend/mcm10k

https://www.marinemarathon.com/about/faq#mcm-faqs