RDS Runners Upcoming Races

The first half of 2013 has just flown by, and the foundation is privileged by all of the RDS Runners who participated in races during the first six months of the year, raising over $65,000 for Ds cognitive research.

To support Research Down Syndrome’s mission of funding research to improve memory, learning and communication in persons with Down syndrome, RDS Runners have participated this year in races across the country:

  • Walt Disney World Marathon
  • NYC Half Marathon
  • Texas Marathon in Dallas
  • Glass City Marathon in Toledo
  • Fun runs in Montclair, NJ, and Boulder, CO
  • San Fracisco Marathon Weekend
  • Shorter races in the Midwest.

The RDS Runners team was a top fundraiser in the NYC Half Marathon, Texas Marathon, and San Francisco Marathon.

The program is seeing continued growth in 2013, and we’re excited to keep that momentum going heading into the summer and fall months.

The RDS Runners team is an official charity in numerous upcoming events.

Here is a quick list of races where RDS is still accepting runner registrations for:

You can view a complete schedule of RDS Runners upcoming races on our website.

We’re still looking for more runners to join our teams and run for Down syndrome research. For more information about RDS Runners and any races we participate in contact us at rdsrunners@researchds.org.

As RDS Runners say:

“Any Race… Any Place… Any Date.”



San Francisco Marathon Recap

Team Schoen had a great time running with other RDS Runners Deb, Abbey, Amy and Jacob in the San Francisco Half and Full Marathons. The good news?… RDS Runners was the second highest fundraising charity in the event. Thank you, donors! The runners had a great time raising $$ for Down syndrome cognitive research. RDS Runners is approaching $200,000 for Ds research in less than 2 years.

Interested in joining RDS Runners and raising $$ for research in any race, on any date, in any place? Contact rdsrunners@researchds.org.

San Francisco Marathon_Team Schoen

Run With Siobhan

Join us this summer as we Run with Siobhan to raise funds for Down syndrome research!

Research Down Syndrome is ready to go the distance.  We’ve got ultra-marathoner Siobhan Pritchard on our side!  True, this woman has a difficult Irish name (pronounced “Shi-VON”), but she’s got an even more difficult goal: to run a 100-mile race in the Rocky Mountains at an altitude between 9,000 and 13,000 feet.  On top of all that, she has to finish within 30 hours.

Why would ANYONE do anything that crazy? Siobhan’s beautiful baby boy James has Down syndrome and she is pushing the limits of human endurance to give her son and thousands like him a future of enhanced life opportunities. People with Down syndrome experience cognitive delays as well as an increased risk of Alzheimer’s as early as in their 40s. However, exciting research is being conducted that offers new hope for improving memory, learning, and communication in people with Down syndrome.

Don’t worry—we’re not asking you to run 100 miles.  This is a solidarity fundraising movement.  Here are some ideas for how you can Run with Siobhan:

1) Create or join a team here on Crowdrise. Invite friends and family to do the same!

2) Run!  In a race or all over the place. A 5k, 10k, Half-or-Full marathon, or just a casual jog…even down the block. Whatever you can handle.
3) Take on the Siobhan Challenge: Try to run a total of 100 miles between Now-August 18th!  Have a big team or feeling ambitious? See how many hundreds of miles you can run together.
4) Have your kids join with their friends to form a fundraising team.  Groups of friends, clubs, or sports teams could have car washes or organize a run around the track—the sky’s the limit!
5) Spread the news on Facebook.  Hit the share button on our video! Tweet your support by following Research Ds on twitter or tweeting with #RunwithSiobhan.

Got it? Siobhan runs her race from August 17-18—let’s see how much we can raise by then!

Follow Siobhan’s blog: http://co-running.blogspot.com/

More info on Research Down Syndrome: http://www.researchds.org/