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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

We have many races both nationally and internationally, so come to a training session to learn more, meet the Coaches, past participants, and have all of your questions answered!

Meet with Kyle
Email them to setup a time!

Upcoming Events

Rock 'n' Roll New Orleans

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

Surf City Marathon & Half Marathon

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

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!


Bill Underwood 

14 - Team Challenge Coach BillBill Underwood has been a coach with Team Challenge Illinois since 2012. He's a self-proclaimed running geek, and has run 16 marathons, 27 half-marathons. 
Bill is also a certified RRCA, and a USATF level 1 running coach, and has also been a licensed Clinical Massage Therapist for the last 15 years, concentrating on sports and traumatic injuries.

Bill feels running is a wonderful way to a more positive, healthier life, and is so excited to be coaching with Team Challenge again this season and helping everyone achieve their goals

Additional Information

Kyle Houlihan
Endurance Manager