The Epilepsy Foundation is dedicated to making sure that people with epilepsy and seizures can experience all that life has to offer. Athletes vs. Epilepsy™ affirms this positive message and embodies it through action.

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Athletes vs. Epilepsy is a nationwide program for athletes, coaches, volunteers and fans to raise awareness and money to help fund the Epilepsy Foundation's mission.

Marathon Runner

The program is led by present and former athletes:

  • Sam Estes, College Football Athlete
  • Chanda Gunn, Olympic Ice Hockey Medalist 
  • Zach McGinnis, Professional Swimmer 
  • Michael Poole, Professional Triathlete 
  • Geoff Pope, Super Bowl Champion
  • Mike Simmel, Mighty Mike Basketball & Bounce Out the Stigma Project

Be an Epilepsy Foundation Athlete vs. Epilepsy™.  Join a 2014 race team or choose your own race or athletic activity today.

For our Athletes vs. Epilepsy, it’s about more than just the race, game, meet, etc.  Each of our athletes also raise money and awareness on behalf of Epilepsy Foundation and our fight to stop seizures and SUDEP, find a cure and overcome the challenges created by epilepsy through efforts including education, advocacy and research to accelerate ideas into therapies. 

Athletes vs Epilepsy Jamie Helsen

Currently recruiting Athletes vs. Epilepsy for the following races:

Seattle Marathon – 10K Walk + Run - August 23, 2014

Bank of America Chicago Marathon* - October 12, 2014

Marine Corps Marathon - October 26, 2014

TCS New York City Marathon - November 2, 2014

Gore-Tex Philadelphia Marathon, Half Marathon and 8K - November 22 & 23, 2014

Seattle Marathon and Half Marathon - November 30, 2014


Choose Your Own Event

Are you interested in participating in an athletic event that’s not listed here? Share your event and date and we’ll set you up with the tools to compete in support of Epilepsy Foundation.

When you join the Athletes vs. Epilepsy team you will receive support, a personal fundraising page and toolkit, access to staff to answer any questions you may have, and the opportunity to connect with your fellow Athletes vs. Epilepsy along your journey.

With 1 in 26 people developing epilepsy at some point in their lives, we are helping to raise awareness about seizures and are raising money to help accelerate the development of new therapies.

Please consider joining the Athletes vs. Epilepsy team. Together we can help make a difference in the lives of those affected by epilepsy!!


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