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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:

Information Sessions

Contact Fairfield/Westchester Manager, Jennifer Beiner, to schedule a time that works for you to talk about the program and this year's events.

Jennifer Beiner

Group Training Sessions

Beginning in October, our Team Challenge group 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 ( for more details!

Upcoming Events

Independence Rhode Race

Team Challenge heads back to the east coast! This half marathon event follows the beautiful downtown streets of Bristol, RI when it is decked out in its finest during the Oldest 4th of July Celebration in America. The course includes incredible historic homes, a town common, and the America’s Cup Museum before heading out along the scenic coastline, through Colt State Park, and finishing along the water at Independence Park.

Event Date: June 30, 2018

Napa-to-Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon & 5k

Join us for our 11th and final year at our flagship event, and race through Wine Country! This popular race features a scenic vineyard course that starts at Cuvaison Carneros Winery in Napa and takes you 13.1 miles to finish in historic Sonoma Plaza in front of City Hall.

Event Date: July 15, 2018

Rock ‘N’ Roll Savannah Marathon & Half Marathon

Looking to add a little Southern charm to your race experience? Join Team Challenge as we run and walk in historic Savannah, GA at the Rock ‘N’ Roll Savannah Marathon, Half Marathon and Relay. The course starts in front of City Hall and winds through Savannah’s historic downtown district and charming neighborhoods before finishing in beautiful Forsyth Park. Enjoy local Savannah bands throughout the race course, and celebrate with your teammates at the finish line festival!

Event Date: November 3, 2018

Race In Orange

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!

Honored Heroes 

Melissa M HH 2

"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


Coach Collin

Coach Collin Carroll

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.