Help us raise awareness for the millions of people living with Peripheral Artery Disease
September is PAD awareness month. Peripheral Artery Disease, or PAD, is a common problem affecting 8-12 million people in the US1. People with PAD have a buildup of fatty deposits in their arteries. The buildup reduces blood flow to the limbs which causes symptoms like pain when walking. PAD can be a sign that there is a more widespread problem. The buildup can also reduce blood flow to your heart, brain, and lungs.
PAD is often missed by doctors, which can lead to amputation or even death. Research shows that about 35% of people with PAD are not yet diagnosed.
This September, help Vascular Cures and Medtronic spread the word about PAD. Walk, run, or wheel 10K over 10 days. Secure your spot by registering, and log your miles between September 19th and September 28th.
You can split the 10k in any way you’d like – 1K per day, two 5Ks, or 10K all at once! You choose your starting line and timing. Upload your photo to the finisher’s gallery when you’re done and see how you stack up.
All 2020 race proceeds go directly to Vascular Cures patient education and engagement programs.
How can we create a team?
When I can submit my results?
You can submit your results any time between September 19th, 2020 and September 28th, 2020.
Do I have to run/walk the 10 kilometers all at once?
Nope! You can split the distance however you’d like between Saturday, September 19th and Sunday, September 28th. Weekend warriors could do 2.5 kilometers each weekend day, or 5K fiends could try two back-to-back 5Ks. As long as you complete 10 kilometers over 10 days and submit your time, you are a finisher!
1 The current estimated PAD patient population is 8-12 million (from AAFP).
Always consult your physician before beginning any exercise program. This general information is not intended to diagnose any medical condition or to replace your healthcare professional. Consult with your healthcare professional to design an appropriate exercise program.