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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!

Chat with Kristin
Email them to setup a time!
 kgulliford@crohnscolitisfoundation.org or  (847) 827-0404 x 213

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



Austin Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K

Team Challenge is heading to the capital of Texas in 2019, yee-haw! The Austin Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5k has something to offer for everyone! If music gets you going, you’ll love the 20+ bands playing live country, blues, and rock music along the course. Into history? Make sure to take in the incredible landmarks such as the UT Tower, “I love you” mural, and South Congress Ave as you race across the city. Finally, the numerous incredible food trucks positioned strategically at the finish line after party will be a hit with anyone looking for a delicious post-race meal!

Event Date: February 17, 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!



Coaching

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

Kristin Gulliford
Endurance Manager
kgulliford@crohnscolitisfoundation.org
(847) 827-0404 x213