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5K Run, Walk or Roll

Join SP-Foundation in fundraising for #HSPandPLS Medical Research.

The 2024 Spastic Paraplegia Foundation 5K Run, Walk or Roll.

May 1st through Oct 31st.

This past year, $75,000 was raised for medical research. This year, with your help, we hope to raise at least $80,000.


Past Participants

Please click HERE to set up your personal fundraising page like last year. Once you have raised/contributed at least $25, you will be mailed your personal race bib. Once you raise/contribute at least $100, you will be mailed a complementary 5K T-shirt. Please remember that only those that set up a peer-to-peer fundraising page and raise at least $100 will receive a T-shirt. You can raise money on your own or as part of a team. If you would like to compete to win a top three medal, please set up a personal page so that I can manage your fundraising easier. I can always add your personal amounts to a team.

If you plan to host an event, please send an email to You will be emailed an event guide to help prepare. We will also have signage available for mile markers, sponsorship and start and finish.

1st Time Participants

The main purpose of the 5K Run, Walk or Roll is to be physically active and to raise money for medical research. You can’t run, walk, or roll a 5K (3.1 miles)? Pick a physical activity that you can do for an hour or so and use that as your event. Can’t do an activity for an hour? Divide and conquer. Pick three days and do something for 20 minutes each. It is that easy. Running, walking, rolling with an adaptive device such as a manual or electric wheelchair chair, rollator or many other types of adaptive equipment, stationary bike, or treadmill. One participant last year played golf. At least two others swam and some even played tennis. Completely your choice.

Do you see a physical therapist? Count that as your 5K. Malls, high school tracks/gyms, parks, greenways all offer places for you to participate.

What you do for your event is not important. Being physically active and raising money is what this is all about. If you have questions or concerns, please send an email to If you don’t have questions and would like to participate, please click the button below to set up your personal fundraising page.

Our Impact since our inception...

  • Dollars Raised

    Over 12,000,000 dollars for research!

Thank you to our generous sponsors.