Team Life Without Lupus is now Team Lupus LA, and we are inviting you to join us as we walk and run in the 2014 ASICS LA Marathon and 5K! Please read below to learn more about Team Lupus LA and how you can sign up!
Why join Team Lupus LA?
Team Lupus LA is a premiere charity of the ASICS LA Marathon, and this is the highest level a charity can achieve. 2014 will be the 5th year that we have participated in the ASICS LA Marathon, and we want you to be a part of this great event!
Members of Team Lupus LA have access to fundraising tips, the chance to win special prizes, and marathoners can train with our certified trainer. Team Lupus LA also helps raise awareness, a big part of our mission here at Lupus LA. Through fundraising, team members also raise money for Lupus LA's patient programs and for research for better lupus treatments and a cure.
Last year we raised over $84,000, and it was because of all of our amazing team members. If you have been on our team before, we hope you will run again, and get your friends to join in. If you are hearing about Team Lupus LA for the first time, please consider joining us.
You may not be able to run/walk in the events, but you have friends and family who would love to participate on your behalf. Consider creating your own team! Fundraising and spreading awareness is always better together.
We also encourage those who cannot physically participate, to join the team virtually by setting up their own fundraising page. You will be surprised at how much your friends and family want to support the cause that is so important to you.
ASICS LA Marathon Events
Team Lupus LA participates in all of the events at the ASICS LA Marathon:
LA 5K -- The 5K is approximately 3.1 miles and is around Dodger Stadium! This event is on Saturday, March 8, 2014.
Charity Relay -- This event is ONLY open to people who run/walk on a charity team-- another perk for running on Team Lupus LA! You and a friend will split the marathon, each running/walking one leg of the race. The first runner will meet their partner at the halfway point, and "pass the baton" so that they teammate can finish the marathon. Each runner will go 13.1 miles. This event is during the ASICS LA Marathon, on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
ASICS LA Marathon -- The marathon is 26.2 miles. The course starts at Dodger Stadium and ends in Santa Monica. This event is also on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Registering with the ASICS LA Marathon
Every member of Team Lupus LA, must also register with the ASICS LA Marathon (www.lamarathon.com). This process is very simple, and we can help walk you through it. If you are running/walking for a charity, it is essential that you enter the Charity Invitation Code as you register. We will give this to you after you have confirmed that you will be running/walking for Team Lupus LA.
The price for each event is as follows:
LA 5K -- $35
Charity Relay -- $250 (The two team members need to register at the same time. This amount is per team, NOT per person.)
ASICS LA Marathon -- $150
The deadline to join the team is January 31, 2014! We may be able to take some late registrations, but encourage everyone to sign up before the deadline.
This year Team Lupus LA is hosting our fundraising pages through FirstGiving. You can start your fundraising page by going to www.firstgiving.com/lupusla. Please select the 2014 ASICS LA Marathon & 5K as the event that you are fundraising for. From here you can customize your page with pictures, share your story, and start inviting your friends and family to support you as you train for the big race!
In order to join Team Lupus LA, we ask that you raise a minimum of $500. There will be prizes given for different fundraising levels! We will also send out emails with fundraising tips and ideas, so that this will be a fun and easy process for you.
This year, our team goal is to raise $85,000! Every dollar makes a difference,
Officially Register for Team Lupus LA
Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns. You can email Megan at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 310-657-5667 and speak with Megan or Emmanuel.
If you are ready to sign up for Team Lupus LA, please fill out the 2014 Team Lupus LA form. Once we receive this, we will contact you with further instructions, including the Charity Invitation Code. We can help you register at the ASICS LA Marathon website and walk you through setting up your FirstGiving fundraising page.
Thank you for your interest in Team Lupus LA! We are looking forward to a great year, and hope that you will join us in making a difference!
If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Megan Hatch, Special Events Manager, at email@example.com.