PeDRA’s Dash for Discovery fun run/walk gives runners and walkers of all ages and abilities the chance to support research and collaboration in the field of pediatric dermatology with their choice of a 5K fun run/walk or a child-friendly 1-mile run/walk. The Dash is the perfect way to support PeDRA’s Mission to create, inspire, and sustain research to prevent, treat, and cure childhood skin disease and improve the lives of children with skin disease.
The 2022 PeDRA Dash for Discovery was held as a hybrid event between October 28 and November 6, 2022. The in-person fun run/walk took place on Saturday, November 5, 2022, in Bethesda, MD during the 2022 PeDRA Annual Conference. Virtual runners and walkers completed their dash between October 28 and November 6, 2022.
The first 150 registrants in North America received a cool PeDRA Dash for Discovery shirt!
The color of the above t-shirts may not be an exact match to the actual 2022 PeDRA Dash for Discovery t-shirts.
Runners and walkers had the opportunity (totally optional!) to use the 2022 PeDRA Dash for Discovery to raise funds in support of pediatric dermatology research. Below are the rewards individuals could earn as a fundraiser:
- Raise $100 and earn a PeDRA Dash for Discovery Athletic Running Belt
- Raise $250 and earn a PeDRA Dash for Discovery Athletic Running Hat
- Raise $500 or more and earn a PeDRA Dash for Discovery Hoodie
In person dashers had the chance to join pace groups led by PeDRA leaders who enjoy running almost as much as they enjoy advancing the field of pediatric dermatology research. Learn more about the 2022 pacers below:
Carrie Coughlin, MD, MPHS
Carrie enjoys running outside year round, and has listened to many books in recent years while on her runs. Who knew learning about Winston Churchill’s first year as prime minister, the origins of the National Weather Service, and the “Thursday Murder Club” would all provide so much motivation to get out and run?!
Steve Humphrey, MD
Steve Humphrey is a Pediatric Dermatologist at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He recently finished a half-marathon; which again reminded him that he is genetically best-suited to run less than 5 miles at a time. Anything more just an injury waiting to happen.
Megha Tollefson, MD
Megha Tollefson’s first fitness love is her Peloton. But, as a social runner, she started running because of her FOMO. You can find her psyching herself up to run weekly and maintains this perspective on running marathons: “There is a reason that the first person who ever ran a marathon did not survive!”
Jerome Coulombe, MD and Michele Ramien, MD
Jérôme and Michele were fellows together and much more fit at the time. Jérôme just had COVID and Michele simply enjoys running slow (so she can still breathe and talk). These two have always supported and pushed each other, and they will share that same positive mojo with you in their group. We CAN do hard things! Come run with us!
PeDRA is grateful to all individuals, organizations, and companies who provide funding in support of our mission. Special thanks to these supporters of the 2022 PeDRA Dash for Discovery:
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*Race t-shirts and fun run medals will be sent to the first 150 registrants located in North America or participating in the in-person fun run. Receipt of t-shirts, medals, and bibs prior to October 28 is not guaranteed to participants in the United States who sign up after September 20 or any participants outside the United States. Participants located outside of North America will receive a t-shirt, electronic welcome packet, and a downloadable running bib. We will aim to have your desired t-shirt size, however, t-shirt sizes are not guaranteed and will be available on a first-come, first serve basis. If your t-shirt size isn’t available, we will aim to send you a t-shirt one size larger.
**Awards will be given to the top fundraiser and top fundraising team as of November 4, 2022 at 8:00 AM PT.
***All photos must be submitted on the race site by November 4, 2022 at 8:00 AM PT to be eligible of the contests.
Last updated November 17, 2022.