- What is Team Challenge ALS?
- How can I participate in Team Challenge ALS?
- Why should I join Team Challenge ALS?
- What if I have questions about the event before I register?
- Is there a registration fee for my chosen event?
- Is there a fundraising minimum for my chosen event?
- Is it hard to meet the fundraising minimum?
- Are there fundraising minimums for One Dollar Difference Events?
- How does The ALS Association utilize contributions?
- What is ALS?
- Where is my local chapter or local certified center or ALS clinic?
- Corporate Partnerships
What is Team Challenge ALS?
Team Challenge ALS is The ALS Association's comprehensive endurance program created to raise funds to help fight ALS. Combine your passion and commitment to finding new treatments and a cure for ALS while engaging in physical challenges. Participate in athletic events, such as marathons, triathlons, cycling events, swimming events, winter sports, obstacle course races and other endurance activities. There are multiple ways to join Team Challenge ALS including registering for a Ride to Defeat ALS or a Ski to Defeat ALS, joining a Team Challenge ALS chapter sponsored team, or creating a fundraising page for an independent endurance event of your choice.
How can I participate in Team Challenge ALS?
Choose an event on the Team Challenge main page that you are interested in, and then register for that event. Please visit often as events will be added/updated regularly.
I can't find an event in my area. Can I still support The ALS Association while participating in an endurance activity?
Yes, you can fundraise by creating a Defeat ALS Your Way page to support The ALS Association.
Why should I join Team Challenge ALS?
The ALS Association offers numerous resources and services for Team Challenge ALS participants to help reach both their physical and fundraising goals. Additionally, Team Challenge ALS participants are joining a community of fellow athletic enthusiasts that will support, push, cheer on and celebrate together leading up to the event and beyond.
Team Challenge ALS participation may include:
- Free or discounted race entry
- Official Team Challenge ALS gear
- Access to giveaways and promotions
- Custom online fundraising page
- Training plans
- Team Challenge ALS group event
What if I have questions about the event before I register?
Please click on the event button to find out more details about your chosen event. If you can't find the answer, please email [email protected] for more information.
Is there a registration fee for my chosen event?
All events are different. Please click on the event button to find out more information and specific requirements for each event.
Is there a fundraising minimum for my chosen event?
Fundraising requirements will vary depending on the event you have chosen.
Is it hard to meet the fundraising minimum?
The ALS Association has created online fundraising tools to make it easy for you to reach your goal, and your local ALS Association chapter can help you with materials, ideas, and other resources. Once you start asking people for support, you will be inspired by how quickly donations come in. Please check with your specific event page for access to these tools.
Are there fundraising minimums for One Dollar Difference Events?
There are no fundraising minimums for One Dollar Difference events. However, we encourage you to set a lofty fundraising goal. We suggest a starting goal of no less than $500. You can always adjust or increase your goal along the way!
How does The ALS Association utilize contributions?
Contributions made to the Association help fund cutting-edge research, enable advocacy on the political front, and provide services in the form of care, community support and financial accommodation to people living with ALS and their families. For more information a how The ALS Association uses contributions, please click here.
What is ALS?
ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), often referred to as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease,” is a fatal neurodegenerative disease that progressively paralyzes its victims, attacking nerve cells and pathways in the brain or spinal cord. Patients are robbed of the ability to walk, eat, speak, and eventually breathe. Upon diagnosis, patients are given just two to five years to live. ALS can strike anyone at any time and although there is no known cure, recent scientific breakthroughs provide hope for the future. To learn more about the disease, click here.
Where is my local chapter or local certified center or ALS clinic?
The ALS Association's nation-wide network of chapters and certified centers and clinics provide localized patient and family support in communities across the country.
To find your local ALS Association chapter, click here or call (800) 782-4747.
To find your local ALS Certified Centers and Clinic, click here or call (800) 782-4747.
If you need more information about these events, please contact your chapter liaison, or contact your National Signature Events liaison at [email protected].
For more information about national partnerships and sponsoring any or all Team Challenge ALS events/participants, please contact Cliff Whitlock, National Director of Team Challenge ALS, at [email protected].