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Team Make Your Mark

Race to End Lupus

Run, Walk, Bike or Swim with Team Make Your Mark™ and Make Your Miles Matter in the fight to end lupus.

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Team Make Your Mark™

Be a part of Team Make Your Mark by signing up for a race of your choice or joining us for a virtual endurance 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 personable, charitable and greater than yourself. 

How It Works

Ready to go? Here are the steps you need to take.

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Step one: Register

Pick a race and make it official by filling out the registration form. We'll be in touch!

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Step two: Train

Get physically ready for your race. We'll coach you!

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Step three: Fundraise

Reach out to your friends, family, and colleagues to have them donate funds for your race to get you to your fundraising goal.

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Step four: Race!

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, perks, and experience for Rock 'n' Roll San Diego HERE.

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?

We'd love to talk to you more about how you can Make Your Miles Matter for lupus. Send an email to Stacey Clark at clark@lupus.org and let us know how we can help you get started.

Kristina Hamilton
I thought about the Lupus Foundation of America almost every time I ran. Even if I was really tired, there would be times when it was almost 90 degrees outside and I'm sitting under a tree during my run relaxing, and I'm like, ‘All right, keep going. You're doing this for a bigger cause.
Kristina Hamilton
Team Make Your Mark athlete