2015 Chicago Marathon Registration Now Open!

RDS Runners is an official charity partner for the 2015 Bank of America Chicago Marathon. The only way to receive guarantee entry to the race is through a charity. We still have slots available, and the registration deadline is April 21. If you or anyone you know is interested in running the Chicago Marathon please contact RDS Runners at rdsrunners@researchds.org.

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RDS Runners and Chicago Marathon Weekend

Lara Font is running in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon for PARKER’S HEROES $21K RACE FOR RESEARCH FOR 3.21. Lara and Parker visited the Chicago Marathon expo today, and RDS will be on hand at the Charity Block Party on Sunday to cheer on Lara and the rest of the RDS Runners Chicago Marathon Team.

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321 Mile Challenge for Down Syndrome Research

Siobhan and Dan Pritchard are remarkable parents of remarkable James, amazing ultra runners and tireless supporters of RDS and research to develop treatments to assist memory and learning in persons with Down syndrome, as well as address the increased likelihood of Alzheimer’s disease.

Tomorrow, through Sunday!, Dan is running the Leadville Trail 100, yes, 100 miles, and over elevations ranging from 9,200 to near 13,100 feet. He must complete this run in 30 hours, in order to “finish”.
Here is the story of Dan and Siobhan’s 321 Mile Challenge, as they compete in ultra races and marathons this year totaling 321 miles, raising awareness and $$ for Ds cognitive research:


Beginning tomorrow morning, through Sunday morning, follow Dan’s progress on Twitter: @321_Miles and #321MileChallenge

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RDS Runners Facebook Discussion Group

This RDS Runners FB discussion group is sweeping the country! A group of parents, siblings, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, teachers, therapists and friends running and fundraising for loved ones with Down syndrome. 5k, 10k, marathon, ultra and beyond…it doesn’t matter…all want the same thing for their kids…love, acceptance and research dollars! If you have a passion for staying in shape and a passion for someone with Down syndrome, please join us.


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Go Parker’s Heroes! Please help support Lara and her family get to $5K of phase 1 fundraising! The Font Family has committed to raising an amazing $21K for Research Down Syndrome! 9.8 miles for Parker’s Heroes and RDS! Just 27 days away! Can you help us get to $5K for phase 1 fundraising? To support Parker’s Heroes go to their fundraising page: bit.ly/1ss0qN3 
Photo: 9.8 miles for Parker's Heroes and RDS! Just 27 days away! Can you help us get to $5K for phase 1 fundraising? #RDSAug8500challenge https://www.crowdrise.com/ParkersHeroes21KRacefor321/fundraiser/LaraFont