Be a Charity Athlete – Do the Distance for Down syndrome
UPS for DownS is a race-designated charity for both the Bank of America Chicago Marathon and the Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago Half Marathon. UPS for DownS also has endurance athletes who compete in triathlons, ultramarathons, ironman races and more. All raise awareness and funds for UPS for DownS. If you are interested in participating in one of our signature events, or wish to compete as a Charity Athlete in another event, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss how we can work together.
Each UPS for DownS Charity Athlete receives:
- A custom “Charity Athlete” Training shirt;
- A custom UPS for DownS race shirt or singlet (signature events only);
- UPS for DownS team fun runs;
- Participation in Endurance Team e-group with exchange of advice and recommendations about training and fundraising;
- The opportunity to be paired with a person with Down syndrome through our Adopt-a-Runner program.
- Team pasta dinner
- Personal fundraising web page
Not an athlete? We are always in need of volunteers at these incredibly fun events. Volunteer activities include cheering on runners, Adopt-a-Runner, passing out water, assisting at team fun runs, helping with the Endurance Team Committee. We promise that none of these activities require running, swimming or biking insane distances (though hanging around these athlete types might inspire you to put down the donut and go for a walk)!
For more information on how to be a Charity Athlete for UPS for DownS, contact us at email@example.com with information about your area of interest (athlete or volunteer or both), your specific event, contact information, including phone and address, and why you are interested in UPS for DownS (neighbor, classmate, brother/niece with Down syndrome, special education teacher, Special Olympics coach, etc).
100% of the funds raised by the UPS for Downs Marathon Team fund The Katie MacDonald Down Syndrome Literacy Project.