Team Make Your Mark
Run, Walk, Bike or Swim with Team Make Your Mark™ and Make Your Miles Matter in the fight to end lupus.
Be a part of Team Make Your Mark by signing up for a race of your choice or joining us for our virtual endurance challenge, the Virtual 6 Challenge. You Choose the Distance. You Choose the Location. You Choose How to Make Your Miles Matter in the fight against lupus - virtually or in person.
Make Your Miles Matter To Help End Lupus
Whether you run, walk, bike or swim you can your make miles matter in the fight to end lupus. Lupus Foundation of America’s endurance program, Team Make Your Mark™ is a way for novice or experienced athletes to combine running, walking, triathlon events or a week long physical challenge with fundraising to support lupus research and education programs. By joining Team Make Your Mark, you gain access to professional coaching, team gear, and everything you need to cross the finish line-- in person or virtually.
Whatever your distance, your miles are about so much more. They are about coming together as a community and giving a voice to the millions who suffer from the brutal impact of this disease. You can help us put an end to lupus.
Why should I join?
Whether you have experience with endurance events or are looking to start and push yourself to something greater, you can combine this with helping those with lupus.
The one thing that we hear from our participants is how rewarding being a part of Team Make Your Mark is. From the team support and encouragement to the coaching and community, Team Make Your Mark is a way to take an event you're already participating in or a goal you've been striving to achieve and turn it into something bigger- something personal, charitable and greater than yourself.
Below you will find the different options, both virtual and in-person events, for participating in Team Make Your Mark. In-person events are subject to change amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Have A Race in Mind? Interested in racing to end lupus in your home town or virtually? Make Your Miles Matter, Anytime, Anywhere.
Looking for a new challenge? Complete 6 miles in 6 days to help end lupus - walk, run, jog, hike, bike, paddle or swim, in any location you choose! August 23-28, 2021. 2022 Dates coming soon!
Ready to go? Here are the steps you need to take.
Pick a race and make it official by filling out the registration form. We'll be in touch!
Get physically ready for your race. We'll coach you!
Reach out to your friends, family, and colleagues to have them donate funds for your race to get you to your fundraising goal.
It's race day (or week)! Complete your event for your loved ones, yourself, and all lupus warriors.
What are the requirements?
Team Make Your Mark is for endurance races and challenges (in person or virtual), so you should be able to put the time and effort into the training necessary. We have the coaches and training plans for you!
All registrants for Team Make Your Mark races are required to raise a fundraising minimum/goal in order to receive the perks of the program.
Learn more about the requirements and perks for Choose Your Own Race events HERE.
The Virtual 6 Challenge does not have a fundraising requirement but a registration fee that covers sign up swag and a medal. Learn more HERE.
How is Team Make Your Mark different from Make Your Mark?
Make Your Mark is a way to fundraise in any way possible; everything from bake sales to paint nights to golf outings. Team Make Your Mark is specifically for fundraising through 5K, 10K, half marathons, cycling events and triathlons.
The Virtual 6 Challenge is the virtual endurance event for Team Make Your Mark in which you complete 6 miles in 6 days to help end lupus, however and wherever you choose. Run, bike, walk, hike, swim or paddle!
Have more questions?
Send an email to Stacey Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know how we can help you get started.