National Charity Partner
Achieve what you never thought was possible! Team Challenge, the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) endurance training and fundraising program, is the perfect way to improve your fitness while making a difference. Through Team Challenge, you can train and complete the half marathon while simultaneously helping to find a cure for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, two chronic and often debilitating digestive diseases that impact over 1.6 million Americans. Read this story about one runner’s battle overcoming colitis. Even after this year’s race is sold out, registration is often open for Team Challenge participants.
RUN WITH TEAM CHALLENGE
In addition to helping us raise funds to further support the mission, Team Challenge also provides you with personal benefits like:
- Personalized fitness training by an experienced coach for a period of 3 to 4 months.
- Supportive teammates to train with each week and turn into lifelong friends
- Training clinics and helpful tips on topics including nutrition, hydration, injury prevention, and proper shoe fitting.
- Expenses-paid weekend away to a great destination race.
- Team Managerء dedicated staff person from CCFA who coordinates team events, guides you through fundraising, and is your #1 personal cheerleader.
- Mentorء past participant of Team Challenge who can show you the ropes and be your personal fundraising coach.
- Team uniform including a training shirt and race-day singlet.
Learn more about the Team Challenge program at info.ccfa.org or call toll free 866-931-2611.
Official Charity Partners
Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the lifespan, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of people with autism spectrum disorder; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions. Autism Speaks enhances lives today and is accelerating a spectrum of solutions for tomorrow. Raise money and join Team Up! Autism Speaks.
Addi’s Faith Foundation is dedicated to ending childhood cancer. Our purpose is to fund childhood cancer research as well as provide financial and emotional support to families struggling to care for a child with cancer. We believe that there is a cure out there and together we can find it.
Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) is a national childhood cancer foundation dedicated to raising funds for research into new treatments and cures for all children battling cancer. Since Alex set up her first lemonade stand in 2000—her mission was to give the money to doctors to help them find a cure—we have raised more than $150 million. Her spirit lives on as we encourage and empower others, especially children, to get involved and make a difference for children with cancer.
The mission of the LuMind Research Down Syndrome Foundation is to stimulate biomedical research that will accelerate the development of treatments to significantly improve cognition, including memory, learning and speech, for individuals with Down Syndrome.
Project Purple has a mission of raising awareness and funds towards a cure for pancreatic cancer. Sadly, the statistics are staggering. Pancreatic cancer is the 4th largest killer of all cancer killers and the least funded of the top 10 cancers. It is also the only cancer on the top 10 list with a single digit survival rate after 5 years.