I have met the most amazing people through the Team Challenge program who have become my closest friends! We are all working toward the same goal... finding a cure for Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. — Leigh
When you join the Team, not only will you receive a comprehensive program to help you achieve your fitness goals, but you will become part of the Team Challenge family. As a Team, we challenge ourselves, change lives and fundraise for cures for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis - two painful, debilitating, and seldom-discussed digestive diseases. With Team Challenge, you become part of the solution!
Why join Team Challenge?
Here’s what Team Challenge offers you:
- Guaranteed race entry
- 16 week training plan
- Hotel Accommodations
- Professional fundraising support, including your own personal fundraising website
- Full-time staff support
- Team Challenge inspirational pasta party
- Team Challenge race singlet and branded apparel
- Race day transportation
Contact Fairfield/Westchester Manager, Jennifer Beiner, to schedule a time that works for you to talk about the program and this year's events.
Group Training Sessions
Beginning in October, our Team Challenge groups will meet every Saturday morning at 8 am at SUNY Purchase (735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY 10577 in parking lot 1 by letter c). Please reach out to Jennifer Beiner (email@example.com) for more details!
A new addition to the Team Challenge roster, New Orleans is one of the country’s most culturally, architecturally and musically interesting cities. The Rock ‘n’ Roll New Orleans Marathon, 1/2 Marathon, and 10K unfolds along a course through the city in the days leading up to Mardi Gras, the annual pre-Lent party to end all parties!
Event Date: March 4, 2018
Run or walk 13.1 or 26.2 miles with us at our new winter event the Surf City Half Marathon and Marathon! This race in Huntington Beach, CA starts along the Pacific Coast Highway and is well known for being scenic, flat, and full of fun!
Event Date: February 4th, 2018
Team Challenge is excited to announce a new option in the fight against Crohn’s & Colitis. Whether you love to run/walk a 5k, get dirty in a mud run, cruise in a cycle event, or tri a triathlon…you can now help support CCFA's mission with no fundraising commitment! Set your own goal. The more you raise, the more rewards you receive!
"I run because running helps me achieve a sense of control over my body, which is something I don't
experience as often as I would like. Instead of constantly worrying about every ache or pain I am able
to be in the moment and just enjoy. Crohn's made me afraid of doing things I would like and I am tired
of letting that fear take over my life. Running alongside my Team Challenge teammates has shown me
that anything is possible. I want every person with Crohn's and colitis to experience this sense of control
and I won't stop running and fundraising until we find a cure."- Melissa
Collin always had an interest in athletics; his first coaching experience was a stint as team captain of his high school rugby team. It was also in high school when he was first diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. The UC eventually flared up in a very rough way during Collin's second year in college. With some help from his doctors, Collin went into remission. Later that year, after losing four months of training, he would achieve his greatest athletic accomplishment: completing an Ironman triathlon. He would go on to complete two more Ironman races, and he currently merges his love of the body with a love of athletics as a personal trainer and premedical student at Columbia University.
Coach Dan has been involved with the Foundation and Team Challenge since 2009. He started out as a participant running his first ever half marathon with TC in the fabulous Las Vegas. After crossing the finish line, Dan was hooked and kept coming back year after year. Dan has been a mentor, a coach, and even the Endurance Manager so he is no stranger to the program. He knows what it takes to be a successful and can help you with everything from training to fundraising. He is an all around helpful, knowledgeable, and entertaining guy who is eager to share with you the excitement and fun Team Challenge has to offer! His motto is, "If I can do it, you can definitely do it!"
A big thank you to our local sponsors!