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|Subject: Get off the couch and join Team Gluten-Free Mon Jan 14, 2008 6:43 pm|| |
Get Off The Couch and Join "Team Gluten-Free"
If one of your New Year’s resolutions is “get up off the couch and exercise more,” you might like to join “Team Gluten-Free,” a nonprofit project of the Celiac Disease Foundation. Team Gluten-Free is a training program for runners, walkers and cyclists who wish to participate in races across the United States to raise awareness and funds for celiac disease.
The money goes directly to research and awareness programs and camp
scholarships for children with celiac disease. You don’t need to have celiac
disease to join Team Gluten-Free.
Here’s how it works. First, visit the Team Gluten-Free website to look at their race calendar and download a brochure and registration form. Then, register with race organizers for an event near you (5K/10K/half marathon/full marathon) and recruit your friends and family to participate with you. The Celiac Disease Foundation provides you with fundraising materials, training schedules, nutrition and hydration advice, and Team Gluten-Free shirts to wear on race day.
If even a 5K walk or race seems like too much for you, check out our Walk of Life Program. About.com's Guide to Walking has developed a 10-week walking fitness program designed to help you get fit, lose fat, stay healthy, and live longer and with more vitality.