Racing to Register Launches National Endurance Sports Program - TEAM RTR

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TEAM RTR, with guaranteed race slots to ING New York City Marathon, Philadelphia Insurance Triathlon, Philadelphia Marathon & others, will raise funds & awareness about joining the bone marrow donor registry

Racing to Register, the Pennsylvania non-profit founded to inspire people to join bone marrow donor registries, has launched TEAM RTR -- a new national endurance sports program designed to help athletes access the best races, provide complimentary top notch training services and cool gear all while raising funds and awareness for the need for more bone marrow donors.

“Racing to Register was originally founded using endurance sports as a way to raise awareness for the need for bone marrow donors,” said Tom Kramer, founder, Racing to Register. “The goal of TEAM RTR is to make it as turnkey as possible for people to gain access to sold out races, receive free individualized coaching to help them succeed on race day and spread the word about the need to join the Registry and potentially save lives.”

Currently, TEAM RTR has guaranteed entry slots available for the 2012 ING New York City Marathon, Philadelphia Insurance Triathlon, Rock ‘N’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon, Philadelphia Marathon, Rothman 8K (Philadelphia PA) and others. Team RTR members will receive a customized training plan with access to a professional coach, race day strategy, discounts on athletic products, TEAM RTR race day uniform, a personal online fundraising page and more. For each event, participants are encouraged to spread awareness and raise a minimum fund raising amount.

To learn more about Team RTR or register for one of these exclusive slots, visit

Racing to Register was founded in 2011 by runner and triathlete Tom Kramer. Tom’s wife Pam, also a runner and triathlete, was diagnosed in 2000 with a rare form of blood cancer and potentially will require a bone marrow transplant. Using endurance sports as a platform, Tom undertook the mission of completing a marathon, two half Ironman triathlons and one full Ironman race within eight months to inspire others to join the Registry. Today, RTR is a designated 501 (c) (3) organization which has registered over 2,100 people and has facilitated four potential bone marrow matches for patients. Currently, only four out of every 10 people who require a bone marrow transplant will find a successful match.

For more information on how you can help visit, The newly launched website is a comprehensive resource for patients, caregivers and those interested in joining the Registry.

About Racing to Register
Racing to Register inspires people to join the national bone marrow registry, using endurance sports as a platform. RTR also operates two programs, TEAM RTR which allows anyone to participate in select endurance events including marathons and triathlon, while raising funds and awareness as well as RTR Cares which was formed in partnership with the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House in order to grant wishes to families or children being treated for blood cancer diseases and preparing or recovering from marrow or cord blood transplants. For more information on how you can help visit, or call 215-292-5575.

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