Feb
24
Sun
2019 Disney Princesses Half Marathon @ Walt Disney World Resort
Feb 24 all-day

You’re invited to join us for the most magical race weekend on Earth at Walt Disney World® Resort where your favorite classic Disney characters are the hosts! With race distances for all skill levels, including Kids Races, a 5K, 10K, Half Marathon and Marathon, participants will enjoy special Disney entertainment on course and earn one-of-a-kind Disney finisher medals. Plus, runners can take on race challenges to earn even more bling. Whether you’re a beginner or a veteran runner, everyone can experience the magic of running through Walt Disney World® Resort!

Mar
21
Thu
WDSD – Virtual Run/Walk
Mar 21 all-day

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Join the WDSD 321 Virtual Run/Walk – Actively Support Ds Research

World Down Syndrome Day (3/21) and, here at LuMind Research Down Syndrome, we’re wondering how YOU plan to celebrate.

Won’t you join us in *actively* showing your support of Down syndrome cognition research by signing up to participate in the World Down Syndrome Day 321 Virtual Run/Walk event?  This “virtual” event is an opportunity for people across the world to come together to advocate and self-advocate for persons with Down syndrome. We have a goal to unite a team of supporters across the world in raising funds for Down syndrome research by team fundraising throughout the month of March 2019.

To participate, we ask that you commit to taking part in some kind of physical activity throughout the month of March involving any sort of variation of the numbers 3-2-1.  Then on WDSD (3/21) post pictures, or video, of your 3-2-1 activity on our Facebook Group.  Participate on your own, or rally a team to help you participate and fundraise.  After registering, we encourage you to set up your fundraising page and ask friends and family for their support.  We have some great fundraising prizes for this year’s teams

Anyone who registers for the event will receive a cotton t-shirt and a medal, but only those registrations received before March 1 are guaranteed receipt of their shirt by March 21, 2019.

Some ideas:

  • Commit to walking or running 3.21 miles
  • Swim 321 laps in the pool
  • Hop on the elliptical or Stairmaster for 32.1 minutes

Don’t be afraid to get creative! We’ve had participants send us their photos of going for a run along Route 321 or commit to running 3.21 miles EVERY day throughout the month of March!

Whatever activity you decide to do from lacing up your running shoes, snap on your helmet, or dive in as part of the World Down Syndrome Day 321 Virtual Run/Walk and support cognition research!

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Mar
23
Sat
MDSC Annual Conference @ DCU Center
Mar 23 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Shaping the Future: The State of Down Syndrome Research Today

The 35th Annual Conference at the DCU Center in Worcester, MA on March 23rd.

We’re proud to partner with the Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress (MDSC) team to collaborate and sponsor their first research-focused event for families — Shaping the Future: The State of Down Syndrome Research Today.

This year, the community will gather to delve deep into the promising developments in Down syndrome research and the exciting potential it has for the future with session topics including:

innovative clinical trials and studies underway nationwide that have promise to make a difference in people’s lives

the latest research on sleep apnea, nutrition and obesity behavior, inclusive education, clinical care medical and neurodevelopmental conditions, speech and language pathology, and Alzheimer’s disease

information on the latest groundbreaking research into “silencing the extra chromosome.”

how to participate in Down syndrome-specific research studies, including the National Institute for Health’s DS Connect portal.

The offerings address the needs of people with Down syndrome from childhood through aging adult with useful information for self-advocates, siblings, grandparents, support providers, education and medical professionals, and researchers.

To learn more and take advantage of the early-bird registration rates, visit the conference website before March 11.

May
5
Sun
2019 Flying Pig Race Series
May 5 all-day

Run with us!

Join LuMind RDS Runners at the Flying Pig Race Series on  May 5th, 2019!

The Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon is a beautiful course, which flies along the streets of Cincinnati, Covington, Newport, Mariemont, Fairfax and Columbia Township. Join us for the 5K, 10K, Half, Full, or Relay Marathon.

Click here to learn more about Flying Pig Race Series 

2019 Pittsburg Marathon Series
May 5 all-day

Run with us!

Join LuMind RDS Runners at the Pittsburg Marathon Series on  May 5th, 2019!

Join us for our 2nd time at this amazing race for a weekend full of family fun and races!  With so many distances to choose from – full marathon, half-marathon, five-person relay, 5K, kids one-mile and pet walk – you’re sure to find the race that’s right for every member of the family!

Click here to learn more about Pittsburg Marathon Series 

Jul
27
Sat
San Francisco Marathon – San Francisco, CA @ The Embacadero
Jul 27 all-day

2019 San Francisco Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5k Race Series (July 28, 2019): Guarantee your FREE entry into any of the races offered in San Francisco this summer. For More information contact Katie Coughlin.

Picture yourself racing on the roadbed of the Golden Gate Bridge as the California sun breaks through San Francisco’s iconic maritime fog. Bursting from the Embarcadero’s waterfront start line at the break of dawn. Racing through towering eucalyptus and redwood trees in Golden Gate Park. Passing AT&T Park with its atmosphere of game day anticipation and the crack of the bat.  There are 4 different race options, join us for a 5k, 10K, Half Marathon or Full Marathon

Oct
13
Sun
2019 Bank of America Chicago Marathon
Oct 13 all-day

Chicago is one of the World Major’s of Marathons and we have your GUARENTEED Entry to the 2019 Race.  Check out our website for all the details for running with LuMind RDS.

Click here to learn more about Chicago Marathon

 

If you received your own entry to the 2019 Chicago Marathon but still want to fundraise with our team email runfords@lumindrds.org

Oct
19
Sat
Down Syndrome Association of Connecticut Annual Convention @ Water's Edge Resort and Spa
Oct 19 all-day
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Join LuMindRDS at the 34th DS ACT Convention on October 19th at the Water’s Edge Resort and Spa

Stop by our booth to learn more about the exciting research that is getting closer to clinical trials and the new LuMind RDS initiatives for the Down syndrome community.

To find out more information about the conference, go to the DS ACT website at mydsact.org  Our thanks to DS ACT for inviting LuMindRDS and for the conference committee for their exceptional work organizing this conference.

 

 

Nov
3
Sun
2019 TCS New York City Marathon
Nov 3 @ 8:30 am
2019 TCS New York City Marathon

Run with us!

Join LuMind RDS Runners at the TCS New York City Marathon on November 3th, 2019!

 

NEW THIS YEAR! Personalized long sleeve running shirts will be provided to runners who raises $2,100 or more by October 1, 2019!

Guaranteed entry into the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon with LuMind RDS Runners will remain open until September 18, 2019. Once you register, you will be directed to set up your charity fundraising page on Applications.

Runners accepted for guaranteed entry between February 28, 2018 and September 18, 2018 are expected to raise a minimum of $3,000 in support of Down syndrome cognition research. Click here to learn more.

Click here to learn more about New York City Marathon