5000 Metres for MRKH

When: 19th June 2022

Location: Virtual

MRKH Connect is a proud sponsor of the MRKH Canada 5000 Metres for MRKH initiative and sign up is now open!  If you are a participant of MRKH 5000 in 50 you can also join this event for 50% discount and add it to your activity log!

Inspired by MRKH Connect’s #mrkh5000in50 challenge help raise awareness for MRKH Syndrome and funds for the newly incorporated not-for-profit, MRKH Canada, by walking/running 5K.  Our community is stronger working together and just as MRKH Canada supported us, we support them in their initiatives and fundraising.  Plus it will no doubt be a really fun event!

Whether you are local, or located across the globe, anyone can get involved. Each individual who signs up is encouraged to bring in donations to help us reach our goal of raising CA$5000 following the 5000 metre race. (How fitting, right?)

The individual who raises the most money will receive a Grand Prize, but everyone who contributes will be entered to win some awesome door prizes. There will also be awards for those who place 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the 5K race. (Note: this race is merely for fun, so if you’re not a runner, there’s no pressure! You can simply walk the 5K and enjoy the scenery and those that are more competitive can race their hearts out!)

Money raised will go towards planning an epic MRKH Canada Conference and lots more!

MRKH Canada, a not-for-profit foundation founded by MRKH advocate, Ashley Clark. We are so excited to have brought on a team of passionate, driven individuals to continue Ashley’s original mission to support, educate and empower those born with MRKH Syndrome in Canada and beyond. MRKH Canada is currently the only patient-run resource for those with MRKH in Canada (one of the reasons for registering as a foundation!) In addition to annual events, virtual meet-ups and fundraisers, we raise money to fund other MRKH initiatives like mailing MRKH Identification cards across the globe to make communication easier between MRKH patients and doctors who may not be familiar with the syndrome, and advocating to raise awareness about MRKH to make it more well-known among the general public and especially the medical community to make it less taboo and a better healthcare experience for those living with MRKH.