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
The Organization for Autism Research (OAR) was created in December 2001 – the product of the shared vision and unique life experience of OAR’s seven founders.
Led by these parents and grandparents of children and adults on the autism spectrum. OAR set out to use applied science to answer questions that parents, families, individuals with autism, teachers and caregivers confront daily.
Run with OAR
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.
Run with LuMind RDS
City of Hope is a leading research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. At City of Hope, scientists work with doctors to treat both the physical and emotional needs of our patients. By attending to the individual, not just the illness, your life afterwards can be fuller and more rewarding. City of Hope combines science with soul to make miracles every day.
Run with City of Hope
Since its formation, the Children’s Tumor Foundation has been crucial to the development of solid scientific data about the genetic disorder neurofibromatosis (NF). Thanks to the generosity of our donors and supporters, we are breaking through barriers and forging the pathway that will lead to a cure. Their mission is to drive research, expand knowledge, and advance care for the NF community.
Run with Children’s Tumor Foundation
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.
Run with Project Purple