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4th Annual Running for Research 5k Run / 3k Walk at Meadowbrook Park

November 11, 2018

We Are The Chiari Group.

Since 2008, The Chiari Group has been raising funds for Chiari Malformation research.  We began by supporting research that addressed the challenges Chiari created for the pediatric population.  While the symptoms of Chiari and the level of suffering can vary greatly, the most common challenge for people with this condition is finding effective pain relief. 
Therefore, we are currently focusing our efforts on funding non-addictive pain management research. 

Our goal is to improve the quality of life for all those suffering from the pain that Chiari can cause. 
Beyond helping those with Chiari, this research will also aid anyone suffering with chronic, debilitating, pain.

What is Chiari Malformation?

Chiari Malformation is a set of neurological conditions which affect approximately 1 in 1,000 people.  It can cause debilitating headaches, neck pain, weakness and numbness in limbs, balance and visual disturbances and a host of additional symptoms.

Chiari malformations are located at the base of the skull.  Part of the brain, the cerebellum, descends out of the skull into the spinal area.  This results in compression of parts of the brain and the spinal cord and disrupts the normal flow of cerebrospinal fluid.

We may look fine on the outside, but you should see us on this inside. It’s like a war zone. There are no good treatments to manage the severe pain. Every pain medicine has side effects or is addictive. We need to find a better solution — we need to fund pain management research!
— Cass Boehm

Running for Research 2018

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Please join us for this year’s race on  November 11, 2018
Registration available online through Active.com and on the day of the race. 

Cash, checks, and credit cards accepted.

Meadowbrook Park
7901 Meadowbrook Lane
Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Thanks to all who came to our 2015, 2016, and 2017 races!  Each year we
have increased the number of our participants; last year we registered 362  people and raised over $20,000!  This would not have been possible without your continued support.

A special thank you to our generous donors and our devoted team of 30+ volunteers who work tirelessly to plan and execute each race.  Without them, this inspiring event would not be possible.