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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 Chicago

Rock and Race close to home in this event that is exclusive to our Midwest teammates in Illinois, Wisconsin and Ohio! Experience the best of the Windy City on this fast, flat course that starts in Grant Park and includes views of Lake Michigan, the Magnificent Mile, Willis Tower, Chicago Theatre and Soldier Field before finishing next to the famous Buckingham Fountain. Then, refuel with some Chicago deep dish pizza to celebrate your accomplishment!

Event Date: July 16, 2017

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

Join us for the 10th year at our flagship event, ands 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 16, 2017

Saratoga Springs Half Marathon & 5k

The newest addition to the Team Challenge roster! Race through the beautiful Adirondack region on this flat and fast course through Saratoga Spa State Park, and the iconic Avenue of the Pines.

Event Date: July 9, 2017

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