11th Annual Viking Challenge for MG – 2023

In-Person Walk – Sunday, June 4

Virtual Challenge – May 14 to June 2


Registration for the 11th Annual Viking Challenge is now open and we hope you will join us! 

Help us lift up those who struggle with this often-disabling rare autoimmune neuromuscular disease. This year marks our 11th annual walk for those with MG!

All proceeds support the mission of Conquer Myasthenia Gravis.


Click the blue Sign Up button above anytime between now and June 2. Day-of registrations will be accepted at the walk.

    • Adults: $45
    • On walk day: $50
    • Youth ages 0-13: $15

You can participate in-person or virtually, join/create a team, or donate in support of the event. Team captains should register the team first, then others can choose this team when they sign up. Need to register more than one person? Just follow the prompts.

  1. Invite friends, family, neighbors and colleagues to join your team. 
  1. Fundraise and tell people why you are supporting the Viking Challenge and ask for their support. Make it personal to make it powerful.  
  1. Celebrate those living with MG on walk day, Sunday, June 4. 

Whether from home or in-person, we need you to help raise awareness, raise funds, and bring hope to those who live with this rare disease. Your participation means we can continue to fund important research to help those living with MG. To this date, it’s not a curable disease but with growing attention and funding there is hope. 


Bring your warrior helmets, horns, beards, and braids for this year’s 11th Annual Viking  Challenge. The circular path around the park allows you to choose your distance, whether it’s a block or two, or three miles.   


Berens Park, 493 North Oaklawn Avenue, Elmhurst, IL

SCHEDULE – Sunday, June 4

  • 8:30 a.m. – Registration opens 
  • 9:00 a.m. – Welcome & Announcements  
  • 9:15 a.m. – Walk starts – Adults & youth all walk at the same time
  • 10:30 a.m. – Raffle & announce the Tracy Shackelford Service Awardee


  • Choose how to complete your miles – walk, run, bike, swim, paddle. 
  • Complete as many miles as you like from May 14 – June 2.

As you walk, run, bike or swim your way through the Challenge, share your accomplishments, team, or inner Viking! You can post photos on the RunSignup site. Or email your photos and stories to info@myastheniagravis.org.


As you complete your miles, log your activity in RunSignup, on the Results page. Don’t worry – it’s easy. This short video shows you how: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbIL7aGLk5E

In brief:

  • Go to https://runsignup.com/VikingChallengeforMG 
  • From the navigation, click “Results”
  • Under Individual Results, search on your name
  • Follow the prompts to enter your activity type and miles. Entering the time you took to complete the distance is optional.
  • You can submit one or more activities at a time. 
  • You have until noon on June 2 to log your accomplishments.
  • The first time you log activity, you can set an individual goal for yourself. 
  • Watch for badges to appear on your profile page as you work toward your goal. 

When you log your distance, you also can check where you are on the leader board. Are you ahead of your friends? Check back frequently to see!  

Complete your walking, running, biking, etc., between May 14 to June 2. Submit your miles by NOON, JUNE 2. 


In-Person Walk

  • T-shirts for participants.
  • This-is-what-MG-is-like station.
  • Raffle prizes (bring a little extra cash to buy your raffle tickets).
  • Prizes for the best Viking and most funds raised.

Virtual Challenge

  • T-shirts mailed to your home.
  • Downloadable print-at-home bib to take a photo with!


Your support is vital to help Conquer MG support people who have myasthenia gravis. 

You can set up your own fundraising page for the Viking Challenge for MG when you sign up, or later. Share your own story, and invite others to support this cause. Your friends and family can add any amount – each dollar counts. (Note: Be sure to use your team name for your fundraising page if you want to ask people to donate on behalf of your team.) Your confirmation email will include a link that you can share with others. 

Facebook fundraisers are another easy way to raise funds for the cause. Here’s a link to get started: https://www.facebook.com/fund/ConquerMyastheniaGravis. We’ll make sure these amounts are added to our overall Virtual Viking total at the end of the challenge.

Proceeds from the Virtual Viking Challenge make it possible for Conquer MG to complete its vital work: support, education, awareness, and research funding to improve the lives of those who have myasthenia gravis.


Maybe you’re not up for the walk this year, but we still need your help! Click the yellow DONATE button at the top of this page to donate in honor of someone or donate to their fundraiser (as long as they have set up a fundraising page). 

All proceeds support the mission of Conquer MG. Going strong for more than 50 years, Conquer MG provides support, information, advocacy, and research funding to those dealing with this rare autoimmune disease.  


If you have any questions about this virtual challenge, contact Conquer MG at info@myastheniagravis.org or call 800-888-6208.


Myasthenia gravis impairs communication between nerves and muscle, causing sometimes fluctuating and sometimes severe weakness. Symptoms can occur in any combination. They include drooping eyelid(s); double vision; weak arms, hands, neck, face, or legs; difficulty chewing, smiling, swallowing, talking; undue fatigue; difficult breathing; or sense of balance difficulty.