What You'll Get
The human body is capable of great feats of endurance, be it running a marathon, scaling Mount Everest, or sitting through staged readings of Atlas Shrugged. Build strength with today's Groupon: for $35, you can register for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team In Training program (a $140 value). The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team In Training is the world's foremost charity athletic training program, helping individuals prepare for endurance events while fundraising for blood-cancer research. Use this Groupon to train for any of the following fall events:
- Nation's Triathlon-Marathon on September 11, 2011 (Washington, DC)
- Bank of America Chicago Marathon on October 9, 2011 (Chicago, Illinois)
- Detroit Free Press Marathon and Half Marathon on October 16, 2011 (Detroit, Michigan)
- Metro Health Grand Rapids Marathon and Half Marathon on October 16, 2011 (Grand Rapids, Michigan)
- Nike Women's Marathon and Half Marathon on October 16, 2011 (San Francisco, California)
- Zion National Park Hike on October 29, 2011 (Zion National Park, Utah)
- Rock 'n' Roll Savannah Marathon and Half Marathon on November 5, 2011 (Savannah, Georgia)
Featured in the Birmingham-Bloomfield Paper, Team In Training's professional coaches provide nutritional and fitness advice to help participants meet their physical goals, welcoming experienced athletes and green-but-determined terrapins alike. The program adopts a double-pronged training method incorporating personal attention from coaches with weekly group sessions. Groupon holders receive two one-mile training sessions at VFW Park in Royal Oak each Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday at 9 a.m. prior to joining the full team on May 12. After this date and registering for their chosen event and meeting fundraising requirements, athletes will complete 16-mile training runs during 4-5 months of weekly group training sessions leading up to the race. Participants will receive fee-free registration, travel to their event (if out of state), accommodations, plus a T-shirt, self-chilling water bottle, and a warm, fuzzy sensation signifying victory.
Much like the life of poet-turned-politician Joseph Addison, Team In Training's program has two sides. In addition to athletic training and stylish swag, participants receive fundraising support and incentives; fundraising requirements vary based on the event. Trainees are welcome to participate in honor of a local blood-cancer patient, and all money raised is upcycled into funding for valuable research for the treatment and cure of leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease, and myeloma.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires May 12, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Reservation required. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.