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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 on April 7th, our Team Challenge group will meet every Saturday morning at 8 am at Rye High School's outdoor track (1 Parsons Street, Rye, NY 10580).  Please reach out to Jennifer Beiner ( for more details!

Upcoming Events

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

Maui Oceanfront Marathon, Half Marathon, 15K, 10K & 5K

Start off 2019 on the right foot and head to the Aloha state with Team Challenge! Whether you’re interested in a marathon, half marathon, 15k, 10k, or 5k, this race truly has it all. Run or walk along the oceanfront with views of some of the prettiest beaches in the world, and finish at Kamehameha Iki Park. Take in the sights, including whales, volcanos, mountains, and rainbows, and enjoy traditional Hawaiian entertainment at the finish. This is one race you don’t want to miss!

Event Date: January 20, 2019

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 the Foundation's mission with no fundraising commitment! Set your own goal. The more you raise, the more rewards you receive!

Honored Hero 

honored hero colin

Colin DeFelice is officially our summer 2018 Fairfield/Westchester Honored Hero!  Colin is currently a junior at the University of South Carolina and began his journey with Crohn's disease during this senior year of high school.  After losing eligibility for military programs, Colin turned to Team Challenge to fight back and stand up to IBD.  Please help us in welcoming Colin back to our Fair/West #TCfamily


coach john 2018

John has been racing for over ten years, from 5K’s to marathons and Ironman triathlons.

He is certified as an RRCA (Road Runners Club of America), USAT Level 1 (USA Triathlon), and USA Cycling coach and has been personally coached by some of the best in the sport.  John has successfully completed several half and full marathons, duathlons, and over 50 triathlons. Having qualified and raced for Team USA at the ITU World Championships in 2014 and 2017, he is personally aware of all aspects of training and competing at the highest level. 

John works with all level athletes and approaches coaching from the perspective of bringing out the best potential and performance in each individual. All of John's athletes have experienced personal improvement, PR's and many have finished on top of the podium at multiple events.