Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 19, 2014
The Muscular Dystrophy Association has a last chance opportunity for anyone interested in participating in the 2014 Bank of America Chicago Marathon by securing a guaranteed entry through MDA Team Momentum, the organization’s new nationwide endurance program designed to help support MDA's mission to find treatments and cures for muscle disease.
The Bank of America Chicago Marathon lottery is currently closed but MDA still has entries for individuals hoping to participate in the race. If you did not receive an entry through the lottery, or did not register for the lottery in time, this is your chance to secure a spot. The registration period will close on Friday, June 20 so any last minute hopefuls should register before then.
Entries are limited and will fill quickly for the October 12, 2014 event. Those who sign up through MDA Team Momentum will be able to take full advantage of the program’s training and support. As a World Marathon Major with one of the flattest and fastest courses, the Bank of America Chicago Marathon is the peak of achievement for new and experienced runners and walkers alike.
“We are excited to offer this unique opportunity for participants to enter these world renowned races through the MDA Team Momentum Program,” said MDA National Director, Endurance Alison Tibbits. “The participant experience is of utmost importance to us, and knowing that we can afford our participants the opportunity to gain guaranteed access early is a true win-win.”
To join MDA Team Momentum, or to learn more, visit MDAteam.org and like the MDA Team Momentum page on Facebook at facebook.com/MDATeamMomentum.
About MDA Team Momentum
MDA Team Momentum has secured inaugural charity partnerships for 2014 races, including the Michelob Ultra Boston 13.1 Marathon in Boston on Sept. 14, 2014, the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on Oct. 12, 2014, and the Marine Corps Marathon in Arlington, Va., on Oct. 26, 2014.
The MDA Team Momentum program gives beginners and endurance pros alike the opportunity to participate in an endurance race — a marathon or half-marathon — and dedicate their efforts to the fight for muscle health. Offering world-class training, mentors, a solid community of support and inspiration every step of the way, MDA Team Momentum not only will change the lives of more than one million Americans affected by muscle disease, but also those of the walkers and runners who make every mile count for good.
Watch a special MDA Team Momentum video here to see the inspirational stories of those who have already joined the program.
The program provides in-person, group and online training, and support tailored for half-marathon or full marathon races, while participants set fundraising goals for each race. MDA also will provide ample online resources, tips and suggestions to make reaching all fundraising goals easy, fun and successful. Recruitment for participants is currently underway in four key markets: Dallas, Boston, Washington, D.C., and Chicago. However, participants from around the world are encouraged to join the team.
The tagline for MDA Team Momentum is “Move Your Muscles. Strengthen Theirs.” MDA strives to recruit runners through its existing programs, as well as through outreach to a whole new audience of supporters that can benefit from the program and enjoy the experience while providing help and hope to the families it serves.
The Muscular Dystrophy Association is the world’s leading nonprofit health agency dedicated to saving and improving the lives of anyone with muscle disease, including muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other neuromuscular diseases. It does so by funding worldwide research to find treatments and cures; by providing comprehensive health care services and support to MDA families nationwide; and by rallying communities to fight back through advocacy, fundraising and local engagement. Visit mda.org and follow us at facebook.com/MDAnational and @MDAnews. Learn more about MDA's mission by watching this video.
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