Events

Jun
4
Sat
IRSF’s 3rd Annual Virtual Summer 5K
Jun 4 all-day
IRSF's 3rd Annual Virtual Summer 5K

The Virtual Summer 5K is back this June!

Join our community around the world right from your local neighborhood, trail, or treadmill. Whether you run, walk, or stroll, you'll be going ALL IN for a cure!

Why Lace Up for Rett?

  1. It raises money for Rett syndrome research. Once you raise $200, we'll send you a Rett Racer t-shirt.
  2. It unites us as a community. Share your photos on race day to our Facebook Event Page or your personal fundraising page. Use the hashtag #rettracers.
  3. It's FUN! Whether you're a seasoned runner or on a stroll with your family, everyone can join in on the fun - anywhere and at any time!

THE DETAILS Saturday, June 4th, 2022 Anywhere you are! No registration fee; however, fundraising is encouraged

Contact Jackie Ventura at [email protected] with questions.

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Sep
24
Sat
Michigan Strollathon @ Drake Sports Park
Sep 24 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Date: Saturday, September 24th, 2022 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 1 p.m. ET Location: Drake Sports Park (6801 Drake Rd, West Bloomfield Township, MI 48322) Event Chairs: Lisa Fenberg & Kate Ficano (Contact Email) The Michigan Strollathon is back and in-person this Fall! Save the date to join us on Saturday, September 24th for our 13th annual stroll at Drake Sports Park in West Bloomfield Township, MI. REGISTER & MORE INFORMATION Make sure to follow the event on Facebook to stay up to date! The Strollathon is a nationwide IRSF fundraiser that brings together local communities to go ALL IN towards treatment and a cure for Rett syndrome. Since 2004, these family-friendly events powered by dedicated volunteers, sponsors, donors, and Rett families have raised more than $15M to advance IRSF’s mission to empower families and accelerate research toward a world without Rett.
Nebraska Strollathon @ Yanney Heritage Park (ERC Building)
Sep 24 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Date: Saturday, September 24th, 2022 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 1 p.m. CT Location: Yanney Heritage Park - ERC Building (2020 W 11th St, Kearney, NE 68845) Event Chairs: Jacy Horst, Megan Ladenburger, & Elly Gullion (Contact Email) The Nebraska Strollathon is back and in-person this Fall! Save the date to join us on Saturday, September 24th for our 11th annual stroll at Yanney Heritage Park in Kearney, NE. REGISTER & MORE INFORMATION Make sure to follow the event on Facebook to stay up to date! The Strollathon is a nationwide IRSF fundraiser that brings together local communities to go ALL IN towards treatment and a cure for Rett syndrome. Since 2004, these family-friendly events powered by dedicated volunteers, sponsors, donors, and Rett families have raised more than $15M to advance IRSF’s mission to empower families and accelerate research toward a world without Rett.
Oct
2
Sun
Minnesota Strollathon @ Environmental Learning Center
Oct 2 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Date: Sunday, October 2nd, 2022 Time: 1-4 p.m. CT Location: Environmental Learning Center (13550 Dakota Ave S, Savage, MN 55378) Event Chairs: Mary Kallstrom (Contact Email) The Minnesota Strollathon is back and in-person this Fall! Save the date to WALK N' ROLL with us on Sunday, October 2nd for our 16th annual stroll at the Environmental Learning Center in Savage, MN. REGISTER & MORE INFORMATION Make sure to follow the event on Facebook to stay up to date! The Strollathon is a nationwide IRSF fundraiser that brings together local communities to go ALL IN towards treatment and a cure for Rett syndrome. Since 2004, these family-friendly events powered by dedicated volunteers, sponsors, donors, and Rett families have raised more than $15M to advance IRSF’s mission to empower families and accelerate research toward a world without Rett.
Oct
8
Sat
Cincinnati Strollathon @ Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
Oct 8 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Date: Saturday, October 8th, 2022 Time: 10:00 a.m. ET Location: Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden (3400 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45220) Event Chairs: Brittney Gibson and Jen & Jim Magato (Contact Email) The Cincinnati Strollathon is back and in-person this Fall! Save the date to join us on Saturday, October 8th for our 18th annual stroll at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. REGISTER & MORE INFORMATION Make sure to follow the event on Facebook to stay up to date! The Strollathon is a nationwide IRSF fundraiser that brings together local communities to go ALL IN towards treatment and a cure for Rett syndrome. Since 2004, these family-friendly events powered by dedicated volunteers, sponsors, donors, and Rett families have raised more than $15M to advance IRSF’s mission to empower families and accelerate research toward a world without Rett.
St. Louis Strollathon @ JCC St. Louis
Oct 8 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Date: Saturday, October 8th, 2022 Time: 10:00 a.m. CT Location: JCC St. Louis (2 Millstone Campus Drive, St. Louis, MO 63146) Event Chairs: Joyce Opinsky, Amy Kreher, & Amanda Sommer (Contact Email) The St. Louis Strollathon is back and in-person this Fall! Save the date to join us on Saturday, October 8th for our 15th annual stroll at the JCC St. Louis, also benefitting the St. Louis Rett Syndrome Clinic. REGISTER & MORE INFORMATION Make sure to follow the event on Facebook to stay up to date! The Strollathon is a nationwide IRSF fundraiser that brings together local communities to go ALL IN towards treatment and a cure for Rett syndrome. Since 2004, these family-friendly events powered by dedicated volunteers, sponsors, donors, and Rett families have raised more than $15M to advance IRSF’s mission to empower families and accelerate research toward a world without Rett.
Oct
15
Sat
Bee The Light 5K @ Southeastway Park
Oct 15 @ 9:00 am
Date: Saturday, October 15th, 2022 Time: 9am-12pm ET Address: Southeastway Park, 5624 S. Carroll Rd, New Palestine, IN 46163 Register and Learn More Event Info: A great opportunity to run or walk in the cool fall weather, the Bee the Light 5K is the first annual race sponsored by The Shelby Foundation for Kindness Delivered. This exciting event on a paved trail will highlight the family-friendly environment of Southeastway Park which also includes bike trails, a playground, shelters, an education center, wooded areas, and a pond. This race is held in honor of Shelby Kraft, who passed away in early 2022, and 100% of registration proceeds will be donated to the International Rett Syndrome Foundation. Rett Syndrome is a neurologic disorder, primarily affecting girls and women, which can lead to significant disability. Shelby is also the namesake of Kindness Delivered, an organization that delivers kindness in Jesus' name throughout the community. For more information on Shelby and Kindness Delivered, visit kindnessdelivered.org.
Oct
21
Fri
Rett Spectrum 5th Annual Family Education Symposium @ Washington University School of Medicine
Oct 21 @ 3:00 pm
Date: Friday, October 21, 2022 Time: 3:00 p.m. CT (entry in-person/zoom at 2:45p) Location: Washington University School of Medicine (660 S Euclid Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110) INFORMATION & REGISTRATION
Oct
22
Sat
IRSF RettEd Day at Kennedy Krieger Institute @ Kennedy Krieger Institute
Oct 22 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Date: October 22, 2022 Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4 p.m. Eastern Time Location: Kennedy Krieger Institute's Arnold J. Capute, MD, MPH Conference Center – Eighth Floor (1741 Ashland Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21205) Our RettEd Days are for everyone wanting to connect with experts in the field of Rett syndrome especially families, caregivers, educators, clinicians, and therapists. Participants will enjoy a rich and informative day of topics and discussions covering research updates, medical and therapeutic intervention strategies, communication strategies, and more. REGISTRATION & INFORMATION Make sure to follow the event on Facebook to stay up to date!
So Cal Strollathon @ Whittier High School
Oct 22 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Date: Saturday, October 22nd, 2022 Time: 12-4 p.m. PT Location: Whittier High School (12417 Philadelphia St, Whittier, CA 90601) Event Chair: Sherri Brady (Contact Email) The So Cal Strollathon is back and in-person this Fall! Save the date to join us on Saturday, October 22nd for our 20th annual stroll at Whittier High School. REGISTER & MORE INFORMATION Make sure to follow the event on Facebook to stay up to date! The Strollathon is a nationwide IRSF fundraiser that brings together local communities to go ALL IN towards treatment and a cure for Rett syndrome. Since 2004, these family-friendly events powered by dedicated volunteers, sponsors, donors, and Rett families have raised more than $15M to advance IRSF’s mission to empower families and accelerate research toward a world without Rett.
Oct
30
Sun
Dallas Strollathon @ Gussie Field Watterworth Park
Oct 30 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Date: Sunday, October 30th, 2022 Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4 p.m. Central Location: Gussie Field Watterworth Park (2610 Valley View Ln, Farmers Branch, TX 75234) Event Chairs: Vanessa Peace  (Contact Email) REGISTER & MORE INFORMATION The Strollathon is a nationwide IRSF fundraiser that brings together local communities to go ALL IN towards treatment and a cure for Rett syndrome. Since 2004, these family-friendly events powered by dedicated volunteers, sponsors, donors, and Rett families have raised more than $15M to advance IRSF’s mission to empower families and accelerate research toward a world without Rett.
Nov
5
Sat
Florida Strollathon @ Tradewinds Park
Nov 5 @ 9:30 am
Date: Saturday, November 5, 2022 Time: 9:30 a.m. ET Location: Tradewinds Park, Grandiosa Shelter (3600 W. Sample Rd, Coconut Creek, FL 33073) Event Chair: Henry Perez (Contact Email) REGISTER & MORE INFORMATION Make sure to follow the event on Facebook to stay up to date! The Strollathon is a nationwide IRSF fundraiser that brings together local communities to go ALL IN towards treatment and a cure for Rett syndrome. Since 2004, these family-friendly events powered by dedicated volunteers, sponsors, donors, and Rett families have raised more than $15M to advance IRSF’s mission to empower families and accelerate research toward a world without Rett.
Apr
22
Sat
Run for Rett 2023 @ Busse Woods - North, Grove #28
Apr 22 @ 7:00 am
Date: Saturday, April 22, 2023 Time: 7 a.m. Registration | 8:30 a.m. 5K | 9 a.m. 1-Mile Fun Run Location: Due to circumstances beyond our control, we are moving the Run For Rett to Busse Woods North, Grove #28. It is the same location used in prior years.  Enter Busse Woods 1 block east of Route 53 on Golf Rd.  All other details remain the same. From the serious runner to the recreational runner to family members and friends of all ages, the Run For Rett is an event you don’t want to miss. Make a difference in the life of those affected by Rett syndrome and join us for the Run For Rett 5K Run/Walk & 1 Mile Fun Run. *First 200 participants receive an official Run For Rett t-shirt* INFORMATION & REGISTRATION
Jun
22
Thu
2023 RettAway @ Morgan's Wonderland
Jun 22 – Jun 25 all-day
Date: June 22-25, 2023 Location: Morgan's Wonderland Accessible Theme Park (5223 David Edwards, San Antonio, TX 78233) For Event Information & FAQs, CLICK HERE. IRSF’s RettAway is a destination vacation for families to spend time together and build connections with other members of our Rett community. It’s not a conference – there are no meetings or educational presentations. It's an exclusive opportunity for your family to have fun together in a location that understands the challenges and joys of caring for a loved one with Rett syndrome. This year’s RettAway brings us back to Morgan’s Wonderland in San Antonio, Texas! Join us for a long weekend of fun in the sun at this accessible theme park, including an afternoon at Morgan’s Inspiration Island Splash Experience reserved just for Rett families. There will be ample time to catch up with friends new and old throughout the weekend or explore all the city has to offer. No matter where you are on your Rett journey, there will be activities, support, and bonds to be made at this June’s RettAway! REGISTRATION & HOTEL INFORMATION

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Aug
5
Sat
IRSF RettEd Day with UCSF Oakland Children’s CoE @ Camp Arroyo
Aug 5 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Date: Saturday, August 5, 2023 Time: 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. PT Location: Camp Arroyo (5535 Arroyo Rd, Livermore, CA 94550) Our RettEd Days are for everyone wanting to connect with experts in the field of Rett syndrome especially families, caregivers, educators, clinicians, and therapists. Participants will enjoy a rich and informative day of topics and discussions covering research updates, medical and therapeutic intervention strategies, communication strategies, and more. REGISTER & MORE INFORMATION
Sep
9
Sat
IRSF RettEd Day with UTSW Dallas CoE @ Rett Syndrome & Related Disorders Clinic
Sep 9 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Date: Saturday, September 9, 2023 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5 p.m. CT (registration opens at 8:30a) Location: Rett Syndrome & Related Disorders Clinic (Dallas, TX) Our RettEd Days are for everyone wanting to connect with experts in the field of Rett syndrome especially families, caregivers, educators, clinicians, and therapists. Participants will enjoy a rich and informative day of topics and discussions covering research updates, medical and therapeutic intervention strategies, communication strategies, and more. REGISTER & MORE INFORMATION
Pittsburgh Strollathon @ Buffalo Creek Nature Park
Sep 9 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Date: Saturday, September 9, 2023 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2 p.m. Eastern Location: Buffalo Creek Nature Park (154 Monroe Road, Sarver, PA 16055) Event Chairs: Terre Gray and Kati Gray (Contact Email) REGISTER & MORE INFORMATION The Strollathon is a nationwide IRSF fundraiser that brings together local communities to go ALL IN towards treatment and a cure for Rett syndrome. Since 2004, these family-friendly events powered by dedicated volunteers, sponsors, donors, and Rett families have raised more than $15M to advance IRSF’s mission to empower families and accelerate research toward a world without Rett.
Nebraska Strollathon @ Yanney Heritage Park
Sep 9 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Date: Saturday, September 9th, 2023 Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4 p.m. CT Location: Yanney Heritage Park - ERC Building (2020 W 11th St, Kearney, NE 68845) Event Chairs: Jacy Horst, Megan Ladenburger, & Elly Gullion (Contact Email) REGISTER & MORE INFORMATION Make sure to follow the event on Facebook to stay up to date! The Strollathon is a nationwide IRSF fundraiser that brings together local communities to go ALL IN towards treatment and a cure for Rett syndrome. Since 2004, these family-friendly events powered by dedicated volunteers, sponsors, donors, and Rett families have raised more than $15M to advance IRSF’s mission to empower families and accelerate research toward a world without Rett.
Sep
23
Sat
Raleigh Strollathon @ Crowder County Park
Sep 23 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Date: Saturday, September 23, 2023 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 1 p.m. Eastern Location: Crowder County Park (4709 Ten-Ten Road, Apex, NC 27539) Event Chairs: Gwen Noecker  (Contact Email) REGISTER & MORE INFORMATION The Strollathon is a nationwide IRSF fundraiser that brings together local communities to go ALL IN towards treatment and a cure for Rett syndrome. Since 2004, these family-friendly events powered by dedicated volunteers, sponsors, donors, and Rett families have raised more than $15M to advance IRSF’s mission to empower families and accelerate research toward a world without Rett.
Sep
30
Sat
IRSF RettEd Day with Montefiore CoE @ Tri-State Rett Syndrome Center at Montefiore
Sep 30 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Date: Saturday, September 30, 2023 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET (registration opens at 8:30a) Location: The Children's Hospital at Montefiore (Bronx, New York) Our RettEd Days are for everyone wanting to connect with experts in the field of Rett syndrome especially families, caregivers, educators, clinicians, and therapists. Participants will enjoy a rich and informative day of topics and discussions covering research updates, medical and therapeutic intervention strategies, communication strategies, and more. REGISTER & MORE INFORMATION
Philadelphia Strollathon @ East Goshen Township Park
Sep 30 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Date: Saturday, September 30, 2023 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 1 p.m. Eastern Location: East Goshen Township Park (1661 Paoli Pike, West Chester, PA 19380) Event Chairs: Siobhann Bennett (Contact Email) REGISTER & MORE INFORMATION The Strollathon is a nationwide IRSF fundraiser that brings together local communities to go ALL IN towards treatment and a cure for Rett syndrome. Since 2004, these family-friendly events powered by dedicated volunteers, sponsors, donors, and Rett families have raised more than $15M to advance IRSF’s mission to empower families and accelerate research toward a world without Rett.
Oct
1
Sun
Minnesota Strollathon @ Savage Environmental Learning Center McColl Pond
Oct 1 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Date: Sunday, October 1st, 2023 Time: 1-4 p.m. CT Location: Environmental Learning Center (13550 Dakota Ave S, Savage, MN 55378) Event Chairs: Mary Kallstrom (Contact Email) Save the date to WALK N' ROLL with us! REGISTER & MORE INFORMATION Make sure to follow the event on Facebook to stay up to date! The Strollathon is a nationwide IRSF fundraiser that brings together local communities to go ALL IN towards treatment and a cure for Rett syndrome. Since 2004, these family-friendly events powered by dedicated volunteers, sponsors, donors, and Rett families have raised more than $15M to advance IRSF’s mission to empower families and accelerate research toward a world without Rett.
Oct
7
Sat
New Jersey Strollathon @ Thompson Park, Old Orchard Picnic Pavilion
Oct 7 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Date: Sunday, October 7th, 2023 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12 p.m. Eastern Location: Thompson Park, Old Orchard Picnic Pavilion (805 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, NJ 07738-1695) Event Chairs: Leslie Greenfield & Allison Fitzgerald (Contact Email) REGISTER & MORE INFORMATION The Strollathon is a nationwide IRSF fundraiser that brings together local communities to go ALL IN towards treatment and a cure for Rett syndrome. Since 2004, these family-friendly events powered by dedicated volunteers, sponsors, donors, and Rett families have raised more than $15M to advance IRSF’s mission to empower families and accelerate research toward a world without Rett.
Maryland Strollathon @ Matthew Henson State Park
Oct 7 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Date: Saturday, October 7th, 2023 Time: 10:00 a.m.-1 p.m. ET Location: Matthew Henson State Park (13421 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20906); park at the Matthew Henson Trail Park & Parking Area located behind the Global Mission Church Event Chairs: Toni Moore (Contact Email) REGISTER & MORE INFORMATION The Strollathon is a nationwide IRSF fundraiser that brings together local communities to go ALL IN towards treatment and a cure for Rett syndrome. Since 2004, these family-friendly events powered by dedicated volunteers, sponsors, donors, and Rett families have raised more than $15M to advance IRSF’s mission to empower families and accelerate research toward a world without Rett.
St. Louis Strollathon @ JCC St. Louis
Oct 7 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Date: Saturday, October 7th, 2023 Time: 10:00 a.m. CT Location: JCC St. Louis (2 Millstone Campus Drive, St. Louis, MO 63146) Event Chairs: Joyce Opinsky, Amy Kreher, & Amanda Sommer (Contact Email) REGISTER & MORE INFORMATION Make sure to follow the event on Facebook to stay up to date! The Strollathon is a nationwide IRSF fundraiser that brings together local communities to go ALL IN towards treatment and a cure for Rett syndrome. Since 2004, these family-friendly events powered by dedicated volunteers, sponsors, donors, and Rett families have raised more than $15M to advance IRSF’s mission to empower families and accelerate research toward a world without Rett.
Oct
21
Sat
So Cal Strollathon @ Whittier High School
Oct 21 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Date: Saturday, October 21st, 2023 Time: 12-4 p.m. PT Location: Whittier High School (12417 Philadelphia St, Whittier, CA 90601) Event Chair: Sherri Brady (Contact Email) The So Cal Strollathon is back this Fall! Save the date to join us on Saturday, October 21st for our 21st annual stroll at Whittier High School. REGISTER & MORE INFORMATION Make sure to follow the event on Facebook to stay up to date! The Strollathon is a nationwide IRSF fundraiser that brings together local communities to go ALL IN towards treatment and a cure for Rett syndrome. Since 2004, these family-friendly events powered by dedicated volunteers, sponsors, donors, and Rett families have raised more than $15M to advance IRSF’s mission to empower families and accelerate research toward a world without Rett.
Oct
22
Sun
Dallas Strollathon @ Gussie Field Watterworth Park
Oct 22 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Date: Sunday, October 22nd, 2023 Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4 p.m. Central Location: Gussie Field Watterworth Park (2610 Valley View Ln, Farmers Branch, TX 75234) Event Chairs: Vanessa Peace  (Contact Email) REGISTER & MORE INFORMATION The Strollathon is a nationwide IRSF fundraiser that brings together local communities to go ALL IN towards treatment and a cure for Rett syndrome. Since 2004, these family-friendly events powered by dedicated volunteers, sponsors, donors, and Rett families have raised more than $15M to advance IRSF’s mission to empower families and accelerate research toward a world without Rett.
Nov
4
Sat
Florida Strollathon @ West Melbourne’s Space Coast Field of Dreams
Nov 4 @ 9:30 am
Date: Saturday, November 4, 2023 Time: 9:30 a.m. ET Location: West Melbourne’s Space Coast Field of Dreams (3053 Fell Road, West Melbourne,FL 32904) Event Chair: Henry Perez (Contact Email) REGISTER & MORE INFORMATION Make sure to follow the event on Facebook to stay up to date! The Strollathon is a nationwide IRSF fundraiser that brings together local communities to go ALL IN towards treatment and a cure for Rett syndrome. Since 2004, these family-friendly events powered by dedicated volunteers, sponsors, donors, and Rett families have raised more than $15M to advance IRSF’s mission to empower families and accelerate research toward a world without Rett.
Nor Cal Strollathon & 5K @ Vasona Lake County Park
Nov 4 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
  Date: Sunday, November 4th, 2023 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2 p.m. Pacific Location: Vasona Lake County Park (333 Blossom Hill Rd., Los Gatos, CA 95032) Event Chairs:  Rachael Linford, Melissa Nues & Natalie Gifford (Contact Email) REGISTER & MORE INFORMATION The Strollathon is a nationwide IRSF fundraiser that brings together local communities to go ALL IN towards treatment and a cure for Rett syndrome. Since 2004, these family-friendly events powered by dedicated volunteers, sponsors, donors, and Rett families have raised more than $15M to advance IRSF’s mission to empower families and accelerate research toward a world without Rett.
Jun
19
Wed
ASCEND 2024 Rett Syndrome National Summit (Family Conference) @ The Westin Westminster
Jun 19 – Jun 22 all-day
Designed to unite us as a community, this event will bring together parents, families, clinicians, researchers, and Rett organizations around the world. Come join us in the Mile High City as we ascend to greater heights at The Westin Westminster. This location offers sweeping views of the Rocky Mountains and is conveniently situated just 15 minutes from both Denver and Boulder. Featuring a lineup of expert speakers, updates on Rett syndrome research, and opportunities to connect with your Rett community, ASCEND 2024 is not to be missed. Together we can overcome the challenges of Rett syndrome and reach the summit of hope and healing–a world without Rett syndrome. REGISTER & MORE INFORMATION

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