Commit to raising $800 for cognition research, and we’ll cover your race registration fee plus some additional perks!

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 2017 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.

By choosing to run with LuMind RDS Runners at the Virginia Wine Country Half, you will receive:

  • FREE registration into the race, even after it sells out!
  • Personalized runner bib
  • Access to the scenic 13.1 mile course
  • Unique Finisher’s Medal
  • Event running shirt
  • Optional transportation to/from the race start and finish from designated parking areas
  • Virtual Event Race Bag offers
  • Chip Timing system and results
  • Recovery tent access
  • Wine glass and entry into the post-race event

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.

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