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Support the Race

Come join us and win prizes, enjoy entertainment and family fun. We hope to see you in Chicago, if not, you can still participate!

Volunteer: Race day help register here.

Sponsor: Find a sponsor to donate or offer services at the event.

Recruit: Invite friends to join you @ the 5K or fundraise.

CoordinateRegister as a virtual runner & recruit others to join you!

Team Fundraising

Why Run?

Did you know there is currently no cure for HG? This leaves millions of women suffering from this potentially life-threatening condition with no hope.

The HER Foundation is changing that with your support!

The HER5K Purple Bucket Run (or walk!) will raise money to support research efforts as well as honor the millions of mothers who have experienced a pregnancy with Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG).

Race Schedule

8 am Registration
9 am 5K Race
10 am 1 Mile Run
11 am Awards

Family-friendly. (But no fur kids - aka pets)


Join us at Diversey Harbor in Chicago

Enjoy the beautiful lakefront on Saturday, May 20, 2017 for the HER5K Purple Bucket Run!

This is a timed 5K run/walk & a 1 mile fun run with awards. Following the race will be a Pizza Party! Buy your pizza tickets online.

All race proceeds benefit the HER Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit helping mothers and babies around the world survive potentially life-threatening pregnancy complications!

About HER

HER is the #1 organization for Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) awareness, advocacy, support and research in the world. Learn more...


More on supporting the HER Foundation

HER provides support and advocacy for 1000's of women, and is the #1 source of information and research on HG.
Last year, HER collaborated with leading universities in the US and Australia to publish the first genetic study on HG as well as other important studies on the impact and management of HG. Grants are rarely given for HG research so most studies are solely donor-funded. We need your help because we need answers!
You can help! Honor a TougHGirl (our pseudonym for an HG survivor) and support HER Foundation Awareness Events by joining the HER Purple Bucket Run (5K & 1 mile fun run) on May 20, 2017 in Chicago or via a virtual run.
With the help of donors and volunteers, HER improves the health and future of many women and babies around the world! Lives are actually saved as women are able to survive their pregnancies.
Join #TeamHER to be part of our life-saving mission to help mothers and babies survive HG!*

*HG is a debilitating and potentially life-threatening pregnancy disease marked by rapid weight loss, malnutrition, and dehydration due to unrelenting nausea and/or vomiting with potentially adverse consequences for the mom-to-be and the newborn(s).