The Arthritis Foundation’s Joints in Motion Training Team is recruiting runners and walkers to participate in the 2009 New York City Marathon and the 2010 Disney World Marathon. Joints in Motion is one of the areas best training teams with training twice a week and especially personalized to the fitness level of all athletes. Come participate in one of the three most exciting and prestigious events in the United States.
Joints in Motion is a team of philanthropic athletes participating in road racing, cycling, walks, triathlon, hiking, and other sports. These athletes through sweat and hard work serve as a focal point for the community to bring awareness, advocacy, and funds to help those who live with the challenge of Arthritis. There are 46 million Americans with Arthritis – some are Joints in Motion athletes! We are hope in motion – come join the movement.
The ING New York City Marathon
Join the Joints in Motion Team for the 2009 ING New York City Marathon! Train to run 26.2 miles and be treated to a world class marathon, complete with course coaching support, and more! The ING New York City Marathon draws more than 90,000 applicants and attracts many world-class athletes. As any one of the more than 700,000 past participants will attest, crossing the finish line in Central Park is the thrill of a lifetime!
Walt Disney World Full and Half Marathon
Once you have reached your fund-raising goal, we will send you to Walt Disney World. You will receive airfare, hotel accommodations, local transportation, and race entry fee. Once you arrive at Walt Disney World, you will also enjoy a team pasta dinner, celebration party and, perhaps most importantly, the company of other athletes equally committed to this cause.
We handle the details so all you need to worry about is getting in shape, raising funds for arthritis research, and experiencing the excitement of traveling to Walt Disney World.
The Joints in Motion training program is designed to guide people of all ages and fitness levels through an extensive training program to complete a marathon. Approximately 80% of all Joints in Motion athletes have never run or walked a marathon before, but with our careful guidance and encouragement, nearly all of them go the 26.2 mile distance and cross the finish line.
Our seasoned coaches offer 18-20 week training sessions that include detailed training schedules, weekly group walks or runs, and ongoing support to increase endurance and improve walking and running strategy. In addition, you will have the opportunity to attend clinics to learn more about important subjects such as proper footwear, nutrition and the importance of stretching.
We handle the details so all you need to worry about is getting in shape, raising funds for arthritis research, and experiencing the excitement of participating in a marathon.
Help raise funds to prevent, control, and cure arthritis
The perceptions about arthritis vary, but the numbers don’t lie:
– Arthritis is one of the most prevalent chronic health problems and the nation’s leading cause of disability
– 46 million Americans have doctor-diagnosed arthritis and chronic joint symptoms
– 300,000 people with arthritis are children
– Arthritis costs the US economy nearly $128 billion annually in lost wages
– There are more than 100 forms of arthritis
Your participation in Joints in Motion enables you to honor someone living with arthritis, increase awareness of this disease and raise much-needed funds for research, advocacy initiatives and programs to improve the lives of people with arthritis.
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Joints in Motion can also provide you with a one-on-one or group informational session within your schedule.
About the Arthritis Foundation
The Arthritis Foundation is the only national voluntary non-profit health organization working to defeat Arthritis. The Massachusetts Chapter serves the 1,500,000 Massachusetts residents who have an arthritis-related disease. One in three Americans nationwide has arthritis. The disease is one of our most common health problems. Nearly 46 million Americans are affected with the pain, swelling and joint challenges that limit movement. People of all ages may have arthritis, including nearly 300,000 children. To learn more about the Arthritis FoundationMassachusetts Chapter, contact 800-766-9449 or visit www.arthritis.org.