We have bibs for the SOLD OUT Napa to Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon on July 14, 2018.

Run the Napa to Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon for FREE with LuMind RDS Runners!

Missed out? No problem – we’ve saved you a spot.

Complete your Commitment and Waiver Form and return it Katie Coughlin at RunforDs@LuMindRDS.org to apply!

Space is limited – sign up today!

By choosing to run with LuMind RDS Runners at the 2018 Napa to Sonoma 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 $1,000 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.



  • Raise $800 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!


By choosing to run with LuMind RDS Runners at the Napa to Sonoma 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
  • Access to a LuMind RDS Runners-only pre-race pasta party 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:

LuMind RDS 2016 Chicago Marathon Runners
LuMind RDS Runners at 2016 Chicago Marathon
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. You’ll also be invited to attend a pre-race pasta party gathering for all of the runners participating in the 2017 Bank of America Chicago Marathon and their families.

Crowdrise Online Fundraising Tool
Crowdrise.com/LuMindRDS is an Easy Online Fundraising Tool!
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.



LuMind RDS Runner eNews
Training and fundraising tips highlighted in LuMind RDS Runner’s eNewsletter.
Access to Training Tips.

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




Team hands
You and the LuMind RDS staff are a team! We are there to support you in any way we can.
Supportive Staff.

An avid runner herself, staff member Katie Coughlin is committed to helping you achieve all of your training and fundraising goals. A volunteer certified running coach through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) contributes training advice in the LuMind RDS Runner’s blog and monthly. Please don’t hesitate to contact her with questions or to brainstorm ideas!



Volunteer RDS Runner

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. When you run for LuMind RDS, you are directly funding groundbreaking researchers working to improve cognition and delay the early-onset of Alzheimer’s disease for individuals with Down syndrome.

Current Back Version of LuMind RDS Runners ShirtTeam Swag.

Because there’s nothing like cool gear to make mile 13 seem just a little less impossible.