Prader-Willi Syndrome Association on behalf of PWS Research and PWRFA

Virtual Marathon for PWS Research 2016

$7,615 raised
Starts: 20 Mar 2016
Ends: 31 May 2016

Choose your own dates/times to complete our Virtual Marathon between March 20th and PWS Awareness Day at the end of May. It's easy and fun!


Between the start and end dates, walk or run your own chosen distances to complete either a full marathon (42km) or a half marathon (21km). Everyone has an opportunity to take part!

Our Virtual Marathon will officially begin at our PWSA(NZ) Family Camp in Hanmer Springs on Sunday March 20th, but participants can start their marathon anywhere.

Distances should be completed by the end of May, which is international PWS Awareness Month. Finish your marathon in style by 'Going Orange' on or near PWS Awareness Day, Friday May 27th!

To take part, just click 'HELP FUNDRAISE' to set up your page and get started. Keep us updated with your progress!

We can also provide sponsorship forms (hard copies) for your school or workplace - you may wish to collect sponsorship per km completed. Record sheets also available. Please email:

All participants will receive a certificate on completion of their event. Walkers and runners will also receive orange PWS awareness wristbands (please let us know if you require more for marathon finale fundraising.)

Prader-Willi Syndrome Association on behalf of PWS Research and PWRFA's involvement (page creator)

All funds raised will be forwarded to the Foundation for Prader-Willi Research. The aim of this event is to raise funds for much needed research, but also to promote physical activity. Exercise is especially challenging for individuals who have PWS, yet essential to maintain health. We hope that many individuals who have PWS will enjoy the challenge of taking part.

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Virtual Marathon officially begins!  24 March 2016

Our Virtual Marathon officially began on Sunday March 20th at our Family Camp in Hanmer Springs. Walkers completed their first 5K - a great start!

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Jo Pinkham
Hope you aren't too sore today! Well done
Jason and Amy
Hi guys! Super well done to everyone and would have loved to be running for such a good cause. Hope to see you all soon and keep well!!! Love J and A xxx


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This campaign started on 14 Feb 2016 and ended on 20 Jun 2016.
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