Run for Down Syndrome

LuMind Research Down Syndrome’s Runners is the national charity running program advancing Down syndrome cognition research. Your support of LuMind RDS Runners will help translate research into drug therapies to significantly improve cognition, including memory, learning, and speech in people with Down syndrome.

LuMind RDS Runners fundraise in any type of race: Fun Runs / 5Ks / 10Ks / Half Marathons / Full Marathons / TRIATHLONS and compete in Any Race… Any Place… Any Date… 

Upcoming Featured Race Events:



2017 World Down Syndrome Day VIRTUAL Run/Walk (March 2017): Join us throughout the month of March for this “virtual” fundraiser that can be done from anywhere – your home, your gym, the dreaded treadmill in the garage, your favorite park, or at your local running store! Click here to register your team


2017 TCS New York City Marathon (November 5, 2017): Join our NYC 2017 LuMind Runner’s team.  We have 20 bibs left.  Register before August 31, 2017.


2017 Bank of America Chicago Marathon (October 8, 2017): Skip the lottery and guarantee your spot in the 2017 Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Lottery opens on October 24, 2016 and charity registration begins the same day. Applications will be accepted through January 18, 2017.


2017 United Airlines NYC Half (March 19, 2017): Help us raise important funds for Down syndrome cognition research by running with the prestigious New York Road Runners club.


2017 Napa to Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon (July 16, 2017): This wildly popular race event sells out in just minutes after registration opens – but we’ve saved you some spots (and these race entries are free). Race registration opens in mid-November. Charity registration begins just minutes later.


2017 Virginia Wine Country Half Marathon (June 3, 2017): We’re covering your race registration fees and offering some additional perks! Come run the East Coast sister to the Napa to Sonoma race!



2017 San Francisco Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5k Race Series (July 23, 2017): Guarantee your FREE entry into any of the races offered in San Francisco this summer. Check back for more details shortly!


Why should YOU 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

Supportive Staff.  Katie Coughlin is committed to helping you achieve all of your training and fundraising goals. 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 LuMind RDS Runners, your fundraising efforts will go directly to support results-driven research to improve cognition in persons with Down syndrome.

Team Swag. Because there’s nothing like cool gear to make mile 23 seem just a little less impossible.