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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:


Our next season begins in March!

Info Sessions:

Upcoming Events

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

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

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 Hero

Meet Honored Hero Danny Cory

Coach Bill


Bill has been coaching with Team Challenge for 7 years, but he has been running his whole life. Born into a family of runners, he ran his first 5K at age 6 and hasn't stopped running on the road, trails, or soccer field since.  Always looking for new challenges and to test his endurance, Bill is a participant in Urban Adventure Races, has (intentionally) climbed the stairs of the Sears Tower in Chicago, and is aspiring to climb both Mt. Rainier and Mt. Everest (someday).  Having completed a bunch of 1/2 marathons, 6 full marathons (3 more coming in 2018!), and too many other races to count, Bill is primed and ready to help you reach all of your goals and get you across that finish line this season!



Mentor Karen







Hi! My name is Karen, and this will be my 10th season with Team Challenge. Not only am I a Team Challenge mentor and participant, but I serve on the National Team Challenge Alumni Committee.  I hope to bring what I learn from that committee to our local chapter and more importantly what I learn from you, the participant, back to the committee.  I can't wait to welcome you to our #TCfamily


Additional Details

Bring Team Challenge to Your Office!
Our local staff will present a program overview and share how you and your co-workers can make a difference. Contact Assistant National Manager- Chapter Development, Nicole Kittelson to learn more or schedule a visit.


Nicole Kittelson
Assistan National Manager - Chapter Development, Team Challenge
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation - Northwest Chapter
9 Lake Bellevue Dr., Suite 203 Bellevue, WA 98005
Email:    Tel: 425-451-8455  x5     Fax: 425-451-1708

Sara Honored hero