Lindsay Johnson is the Endurance Manager for the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s Team Momentum (MDATeam.org). I met with her last week to discuss MDA Team Momentum for which she is looking for volunteers and runners.
MDA Team Momentum is a charity running program dedicated to the fight against muscle disease. MDA Team Momentum participants receive a 16-week half or full marathon training program, a certified running Coach, a Mentor and fundraising support, and they dedicate their training and race to the fight against muscle disease!
Muscle disease affects over 1 million Americans, and the MDA provides comprehensive health care services and support to MDA families, funds world-wide research to find treatments and cures, hosts summer camps for children affected by muscles disease, as well as rallies communities through advocacy, fundraising, and local engagement. To learn more about the MDA please visit http://www.MDA.org.
They are currently recruiting all levels of participants to train for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington D.C., and the Michelob Ultra Boston 13.1 Half Marathon (for which they are the Official Benefitting Charity.) You do not have to be an experienced walker or runner to join!
Participants only pay a $25.00 registration fee and fund raise various amounts depending on the size of the race. Don’t let fund raising deter you, though, as they will coach you from start to finish on how to raise money. Team Momentum wants you to be successful and they do everything they can to support you in this process!
These races are their signature races (with race entries available for participants), and participants will enjoy a celebratory pre-race dinner where they can meet other Team Momentum Participants from all over the country, as well as benefit from on-site race day amenities! The Boston-based team will begin training in June, and they have a virtual option as well for participants who do not live near the in-person training group.
The virtual option includes e-mails and phone calls while following the same schedule as the in person meetings.
To learn more about MDA Team Momentum please visit http://www.MDATeam.org.
If you would like to be a Volunteer these are some of the things they need help with.
• Volunteer Board
• Marketing/ PR/recruitment
• Community events
• Event Planning
• Water Stops
There is a Corporate Team option also available! If you think your organization might be interested in contributing to a worthy cause please reach out to Lindsay. She can come to your business and give a lunch and learn 15 minute presentation.
Check out their brand new MDA Team Momentum video to see what the program is all about! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScYi-GeQIzg
If you have any questions or would like to chat further about Team Momentum opportunities, please contact Lindsay at 508-621-7895 or LJohnson@mdausa.org