Join us on Saturday June 2nd for 13.1 miles of beautiful rolling hills in Virginia Wine Country.  As part of Team LuMind RDS, you will also get access to the Post Race Wine Festival, complete with your own keepsake wine glass.

Complete your Virginia Wine Country Half Commitment and Waiver Form and return it Katie Coughlin at to apply!

Space is limited – sign up today!

By choosing to run with LuMind RDS Runners at the 2018 Virginia Wine Country Half Marathon, you’ll be joining the movement to fuel research focused on improving cognition and preventing the early-onset symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease seen in people with Down syndrome. Your commitment to raising $800 for LuMind Research Down Syndrome Foundation will help us push the needle on funding discoveries that have the potential to drastically improve the lives of millions of people who are affected by Down syndrome and Alzheimer’s disease.

Team Swag. Because there’s nothing like cool gear to make mile 12 seem just a little less impossible.

  • Commit to raising $800, We will cover your race fee AND we’ll send you a Short Sleeved Tech Shirt or Singlet (your choice)  
  • Crack $1,000 and we will throw in a LuMind RDS swag bag with cool running accessories.  
  • Break $1,500 and the swag includes a long sleeve tech shirt!
  • Crush $2,100 and we will personalize your running shirt!

But it doesn’t end there – here are a few other reasons why YOU should run with us…

Here are some of the many perks of becoming a LuMind RDS Runner:

Sense of community. As a LuMind RDS Runner, you’ll join a vibrant group of individuals who are “actively” supporting vital Down syndrome research. Connect with us on our LuMind RDS Facebook group and gain access to a strong community of dedicated runners who serve to motivate and inspire one another.

Online Fundraising and Communication Tools. With LuMind RDS Runners, you’ll receive your own personal fundraising page that you can customize and share. Donors can show their support by making a gift online, or by mailing us a check.

Access to Training Tips. You’ll be instantly signed up to receive our monthly eNewsletter and you’ll be added to our Napa to Sonoma team e-mail communications. Look out for frequent training tips!

Supportive Staff. A loyal LuMind RDS Runner herself, staff member Katie Coughlin is committed to helping you achieve all of your training and fundraising goals. She is a runner and career fundraiser, and would be happy to develop a plan with you. Please don’t hesitate to contact her with questions or to brainstorm ideas!

Make a difference. Together, we can push the needle on Down syndrome research. By joining Team LuMind RDS, your fundraising efforts will go directly to support results-driven research to improve cognition in persons with Down syndrome.