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Team Challenge Kicks Off Training Programs for Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas Marathon

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Local California teams are forming to prepare runners and walkers for the ultimate tour of Vegas

LOS ANGELES, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The 6th annual Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas Marathon & 1/2 Marathon to benefit the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) is taking place on Sunday, November 16, 2014. 

"Team Challenge prepares participants to run or walk a half marathon while helping to raise necessary funds for research, education, and support for the 1.4 million Americans suffering from Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis," says Craig Comins, Team Challenge National Director.  "Our partnership with Rock 'n' Roll at this amazing night race has greatly increased awareness of these diseases.  Continued involvement with this event allows the Foundation to keep fighting to raise awareness and critical research dollars." 

CCFA's local California chapters are hosting a series of free informational meetings to help prepare runners and walkers for the fitness experience of a lifetime.   

In addition to the local meetings, CCFA's national headquarters will host a series of webinars with free training tips and fundraising resources:

  • Monday, August 4, 2014 7:00pm EDT/4:00pm PDT
    Online Webinar and Conference Call
    Login: online.ccfa.org/teamchallenge84 
    Call: 866 952 8437Code: 612-481-720
  • Tuesday, August 19, 2014 7:00pm EDT/4:00pm PDT
    Online Webinar and Conference Call
    Login: online.ccfa.org/teamchallenge819
    Call: 866 952 8437 Code: 136-060-762

Over the past seven years, Team Challenge has become one of the premier multisport endurance training programs in the country, having trained nearly 12,000 runners, walkers, triathletes, and cyclists.  In exchange for fundraising, Team Challenge participants receive personalized training by professional run and walk coaches in local markets for an entire season.  Additionally, the training program includes clinics and helpful tips on topics like nutrition, hydration, and injury prevention.  Participants also receive an expenses-paid weekend to a great destination race covering race registration fees, lodging, meals, and travel accommodations.

"Our partnership with CCFA at this event has increased awareness of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.  Signing up to run or walk with Team Challenge allows the Foundation to reach new heights in its awareness-building and fundraising efforts," said Dave Hussa, Vice-President of Charity Partnerships for Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas. "The nighttime running event has become one of the most popular races within the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series.  Runners from across the country will take over the Las Vegas strip to support Team Challenge and CCFA."

To join Team Challenge for the Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas Half Marathon, please visit www.ccteamchallenge.org. For more information about Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas, visit runrocknroll.com.

About the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America:
The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) is the leading organization dedicated to finding cures for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Crohn's and colitis are debilitating medically incurable digestive diseases that affect 1 in 200 Americans, including 150,000 children nationwide. Symptoms include diarrhea, abdominal pain, weight loss and fatigue. CCFA raises critical dollars for breakthrough research, public and professional education, and patient support services in communities across the nation, helping patients to live more fulfilling lives. Learn more about Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and CCFA at www.ccfa.org.

About Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas
A Competitor Group event, the 2014 Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas Marathon & 1/2 Marathon to Benefit the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America will take over the Las Vegas Strip on Sunday night, November 16. Las Vegas Boulevard sparkle as thousands of runners make their way to the finish line under the neon lights of the world famous Strip. The event features live bands at every mile,  hundreds of runners dressed as Elvis, a run through wedding chapel and kicks off with a two-day Health & Fitness Expo at the Sands Convention Center. For more information about Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas, visit runrocknroll.com or follow @RunRocknRoll on Twitter.

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