Make Your Miles Matter in 2024: Run, Walk, or Bike in the Fight Against Lupus
As we usher in a new year, many of us are setting goals and resolutions. This year, consider making a resolution that goes beyond personal achievement—join Lupus Foundation of America's Team Make Your Mark™ (TMYM) and turn your miles into meaningful contributions to end lupus.
What is Team Make Your Mark™?
Team Make Your Mark is the Lupus Foundation of America's endurance program - a way to get active and make your mark in the fight against lupus. Whether you're a seasoned athlete or just starting your fitness journey, Team Make Your Mark is your gateway to combining physical challenges with fundraising to support lupus research and education programs. Run, walk, bike, or swim—whatever your preference, your miles can make a difference. By joining the team, you'll gain access to professional coaching, team gear, and all the support you need to cross the finish line, whether in-person or virtually.
Why Should You Join?
Participants in Team Make Your Mark consistently express how rewarding the experience is. From unparalleled support and encouragement to motivational coaching and a vibrant community, TMYM transforms your fitness endeavors into something greater—something personal, charitable, and beyond yourself.
As we embark on a new year, consider the Choose Your Own (CYO) Race option. If you've already registered for an in-person racing event, this option allows you to align your personal fitness goals with a charitable cause. You'll receive a personal fundraising page, assistance from a dedicated fundraising coach, access to valuable materials and fundraising tips, and training assistance from experienced coaches.
Additionally, when you choose the CYO Race option and fundraise a minimum of $500, you'll receive exclusive benefits, including your own Team Make Your Mark race day jersey and finishers pin. As you fundraise, you can also earn fabulous swag to proudly wear and use throughout your training.
For those seeking a unique challenge, consider participating in the Virtual 6 Challenge (V6) in June. It takes an average of 6 years for someone to receive a correct diagnosis of lupus from the onset of symptoms. Together, we can work to change this statistic. Join the Team Make Your Mark Virtual 6 Challenge—a commitment to completing 6 miles in 6 days between June 21 - June 26, 2024, however and wherever you choose. By raising awareness and funds for critical research, you contribute to reducing the time to a lupus diagnosis.
Participating in the Virtual 6 Challenge comes with its own set of rewards, including a Virtual 6 Challenge bandana, finishers bundle, and the satisfaction of supporting a vital cause and earning recognition for your efforts.
Take Action: Make Your Miles Matter
As we enter the new year, let your fitness goals align with a cause that truly matters. Join Team Make Your Mark Choose Your Own Race, or take on the Virtual 6 Challenge. Your commitment can make a significant impact on the lives of those affected by lupus.
Ready to make your miles matter? Head over to the Team Make Your Mark webpage here to sign up, get more information, and take the next step in your journey in the fight against lupus!
Let's run, walk, bike, and swim together to end lupus. Together, we can make our mark in 2024.