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Run – Don’t Walk! Sign up for the 2016 United Airlines NYC Half on March 20th!

Interested in running the United Airlines NYC Half on March 20th, 2016, but didn’t get accepted through the lottery?  Don’t worry – we have bibs!  Guarantee your spot in the 2016 United Airlines NYC Half today by signing up to run with us today.

In order to commit to one of the ten charity spots that we have been offered for this year’s event, please visit our NYC Half Marathon page and follow the instructions provided.

We’ll need you to sign a commitment waiver and send it back to Kate Dochelli at  By signing this waiver, you are agreeing to raise the $1,000 fundraising minimum set forth by the NYRR for all official charity runners participating in the race.  Once we receive your signed waiver, we’ll add you to our list and you’ll be notified with instructions to register for the race. You will be responsible for covering your own registration fee. Please be advised that spots will be filled out on a first-come, first-served basis, so please do get your signed waiver back to us as soon as possible.

One last important piece of information: this year, we are pleased to announce that we are offering all of the NYC Half runners representing LuMind RDS the opportunity to take advantage of the NYRR’s Virtual Trainer program (at no cost to you).  The program is a fully customizable day-to-day training program that is specifically designed around each runners ability.  Virtual Trainer also will update and modify to each runners current performance within the 10 week period so that they will be training for their best possible performance.  Runners will also have access to a forum where they can post questions for NYRR’s coaches to answer. For more information about the NYRR Virtual Trainer program, visit the NYRR Virtual Trainer site and sign up for the “regular” training program.

If you are interested in using the Virtual Trainer program, please let Kate know no later than December 14th!

Run – don’t walk – and sign up with us today!  What a great way to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day and raise money for vital Down syndrome cognition research.

We also invite you to pass this information along to anyone you know who may be interested in a spot for the race and wants to Race for the eXtraordinary!  

One eXtra Reason to Live.., Love… Hope

10616106_752353038145920_6718788575169535603_nThank you to the amazing folks who came out for a night fun in Southern California on November 1. LuMind Foundation was founded in California and since then we’ve expanded our footprint to reflect that people with Down syndrome around the world can benefit from cognition research. We were happy to get back to our roots with the annual Southern California benefit gala: “One eXtra Reason to Live … Love … Hope.”

Attendees viewed exotic cars in a casino atmosphere and learned more about Down syndrome cognition research. They also had chances to bid on amazing silent auction items including restaurant and vacation packages, a car-themed experience from Tesla, and many gifts from local businesses. We are so thrilled to see support is still strong in California after ten years! Thank you!

Enjoy pictures from the event below!

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