Team Challenge: It’s More Than a Race


We challenge you to achieve more than you ever thought possible. Team Challenge is our endurance training program that empowers you to get involved with the Team Challenge family while fundraising to help find a cure for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Our in-person events have been canceled for 2020, but there are still plenty of ways to get active and raise funds!

Learn More and Get Involved with Team Challenge


Join the Team Challenge Family

No matter how you decide to move with us, Team Challenge is so much more than a race or activity! We are a community, a family bonded together for a purpose much larger than ourselves  — to help find cures for millions of Americans living with IBD.

Whether you're a beginner or elite athlete, you can do this! When you join, you will get access to personalized benefits that will help you achieve your goal.

Your Team Challenge benefits include:

  • A supportive online community of other Team Challenge participants from across the country. We utilize private Facebook groups to connect our participants. Most participants have a connection to IBD, so you'll be able to connect about training AND the shared goal of finding cures.

  • Fundraising support and resources. Your team's manager will coordinate opportunities for the team to connect, will guide you through fundraising, and be your personal cheerleader.

  • The opportunity to earn team gear so you can show off your pride!

It’s Time to Get Moving!

Due to COVID-19, we have canceled participation in 2020 races. However, you can still make any fitness-related activity into a fundraiser through our Race in Orange program! Participate in a virtual race, set up a step/distance challenge, or set any kind of fitness goal!

Our 2021 lineup will be announced in early 2021. There will be a number of events to pick from in top destinations, and you will be able to choose from a variety of event types, including the ones listed below. Beginners are welcome in every event.

  • 5K or 10K (3.1 or 6.2 miles)

  • Half marathon (13.1 miles)

  • Marathon (26.2 miles)

  • Triathlon


  • Cycle

  • Hike