Jesse's Journey Foundation

Defeat Duchenne. Change Lives.

8K for Duchenne

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In partnership with the Cowichan Lake Trail Blazers, join us for the 8K for Duchenne on Sunday, May 19!runner

Run or hike through beautiful forested trails, including the Cowichan Lake floating walkway. Refuel post-race with a burger and beer at Saywell Park
(125C South Shore Road, Lake Cowichan).

Registration is $20/person – register online using the form below or register on site on the day of the event.

Morning registration: 8:30am – 9:30am
Warm-up and welcome: 9:40am
Run: 10:00am
Hike: 10:30am
Burgers and Beer: 11am

Registration proceeds support Duchenne muscular dystrophy research through Jesse’s Journey. Duchenne muscular dystrophy is the most common and severe form of muscular dystrophy. It affects mostly boys, like 5 year old Devon and 7 year old Oliver from Lake Cowichan:

Devon and Oliver
Devon and Oliver

“When Devon was diagnosed with DMD I was shocked and devastated, Never in my worst nightmare had i imagined that his difficulty with stairs and reluctance to go down the slide were the symptoms of a serious life limiting illness. 

Suddenly the future we had planned for our bright, funny little man was shattered and all that was left was advice to enjoy our time together now and live each day to its fullest. In the 2 and a half years that have passed since that day the prognosis for DMD has improved significantly thanks to emerging  therapies and exciting scientific breakthroughs in DMD research.”
-Elisa (Devon’s Mother)