Become a member of Joints in Motion, the Arthritis Foundation's athletic training program. On behalf of the Arthritis Foundation, you will raise funds and awareness to fight arthritis, the nation's most common cause of disability. We will train you to run or walk a marathon, and send you to one of our many exciting locations. And together we will help improve the quality of life for millions of men, women and children with arthritis.
Walk or run a marathon
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.
Travel to an exciting location
Once you have reached your fund-raising goal, we will send you to the exciting location of your choice. You will receive airfare, hotel accommodations, local transportation, and race entry fee. Once you arrive at the destination, 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 a great location.
Help raise funds to prevent, control, and cure 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.
To register please go to http://2014JIMFL.kintera.org