For the third consecutive year, the Muscular Dystrophy Association‘s nationwide endurance program, the MDA Team Momentum, is revving to run in the Dec. 11, 2016 BMW Dallas Marathon, Half Marathon and Behringer Relay .
So far, more than 150 participants on 61 registered teams are geared up already for MDA – even before registrations begins. Since 2014, more than $100,000 had been raised at the run to support MDA’s mission to help people who have been impacted by muscular dystrophy (MD), amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and related diseases.
“The support of MDA Team Momentum is critical to furthering our mission of promoting health and fitness in the local community and beyond,” Lisa Croley, Chairman of the Dallas Marathon Board of Directors, said in a press release. “We are honored to have MDA represented at the BMW Dallas Marathon again this December, and look forward to working with their participants and volunteers to create a meaningful impact for such a worthy cause.”
Started in 1971, the BMW Dallas Marathon attracts runners worldwide and crowds of spectators for the sporting event that provides runners and walkers multiple distance opportunities – a marathon, a half marathon or the five-person Behringer Relay.
Through MDA, participants will get guaranteed entry to the 46th BMW Dallas Marathon event, personal coaching, customized training and the chance to dedicate miles and muscles to advancing research on muscle-debilitating diseases that make it impossible for others to run, hug or even breathe.
“Many of our Team Momentum members participate not only to make a difference for MDA families living in hometowns across America, but also because they want to make a meaningful impact for someone close to them who is battling a life-threatening neuromuscular disease,” said Abby Sidebottom, leader of Team Momentum. “With MDA Team Momentum, members train, endure and triumph together, all while raising important funds to help find treatments and cures and ensure access to services, care and support for individuals living with these diseases.”
Other MDA Team Momentum charity events are also scheduled through 2016 in Chicago, Denver and Washington D.C. Learn more about upcoming events here.