• Marfan Mad Dash

    The Marfan Mad Dash is a 5k walk/run to raise awareness for Marfan syndrome and financial support for the National Marfan Foundation in a fun and active way.  All proceeds will benefit the National Marfan Foundation.

    If you are an individual with Marfan syndrome, please consult with your health care provider before registering as a participant of the Marfan Mad Dash.

    Top 8 reasons to run the Marfan Mad Dash:

    #1.  Great cause! Read David’s story and what Marfan syndrome is all about

    #2. Food! Post race refreshments catered by Bandana’s Bar B-Q, Avanti’s Italian Restaurant, and the DoubleTree by Marriot!

    #3.  Music! By Swanson Event Sound and Lighting!

    #4.  Prizes! Prizes will be awarded to the top overall male and female finishers.  Awards will also be given to the top finishers of each age division.  Prizes provided by:  Road ID, ISU Athletics, Often Running, Barnes and Noble, Starbucks, Meatheads, Bananda’s, Avanti’s, 4-Seasons, and ISU Recreation!

    #5.  FREE t-shirt!

    #6.  Great competition! If you want to race!  Elvis Forde (2x Olympic runner, National Champion in 600 yds) and Mike Spain (3x National Champion in 5k and 10k, National Track Athlete of the Year) will be running!

    #7.  Beautiful prairie trails! If you would rather relax on your walk/run and take in the views!

    #8.  Discounted hotel rooms by The Chateau if traveling from out of town, check our Accommodations Page!


    Race Day Details!

    The Marfan Mad Dash will take place at beautiful Tipton Park in Bloomington, IL on Saturday June 23, 2012.

    Time Schedule:

    7:00 – 8:00 am: Race day registration; $30

    7:30 – 8:45 am: Check-in/packet pickup

    9:00 am:  Race start

    As soon as all participants finish:  Awards

    Overall male and female
    Male and female age winners
    (<14, 15 – 19, 20 – 24, 25 – 29, 30 – 34, 35 – 39, 40 – 44, 45 – 49, 50 – 54, 55 – 59, 60 – 64, >65)


    Stephanie Barnes, Race Director