“Be a hill seeker. Most of us try to avoid hills, but what’s so good about flat? Think about it: flat tires, flat hair, flat lines…. Life happens on the hills. They’re opportunities to prove to yourself that you’re stronger than you ever imagined. If you never attempt the ascent, you’ll never know the thrill of swooshing down the other side.” –Author Unknown


The Perk Up Half Marathon is a chipped timed, challenging course combining rolling hills and beautiful scenery in the Upper Perkiomen Valley.   Proceeds from the run benefit the Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation.



What is hemophilia?

  • A genetic bleeding disorder that prevents the blood from clotting normally
  • There is no cure
  • Treatment involves injections of medication multiple times per week beginning from birth
  • Hemophilia treatment is among the most expensive in the world with a total annual cost per patient ranging from $60,000 to as much as $1,000,000 for some patients


Where does the money go?

  • Research grants
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  • Patient services, including MedicAlert bracelets and protective clothing for children, such as comfy caps to prevent brain bleeds
  • Camp opportunities for children
  • Educational programs and events

Learn more about hemophilia and bleeding disorders.