The human body is capable of great feats of endurance, be it running a marathon, scaling Mt. Everest, or sitting through staged readings of Atlas Shrugged. Build strength with today's Groupon: for $40, you can register for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team In Training program (a $100 value). The Groupon is good for admission to the following training programs, among others:
- Nation's Triathlon to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society on September 11 in Washington, DC
- Hamptons Half Marathon on September 24 in East Hampton, NY
- The Westchester Triathlon on September 25 in Rye, NY
- Ironman 70.3 Pocono Mountains Triathlon on October 2 in Stroudsburg, PA
- Nike Women's Full and Half Marathon on October 16 in San Francisco, CA
- Marine Corps Marathon on October 30 in Washington, DC
- Dublin Marathon on October 31 in Dublin, Ireland
- ING New York City Marathon on November 6 in New York, NY
For a complete list of training programs, visit Team In Training's calendar of events.
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 medical-cure research. Team In Training's professional coaches provide nutritional and fitness advice to help participants—both experienced athletes and green-but-determined terrapins alike—meet their physical goals. The four-to-five-month training program adopts a double-pronged training method incorporating personal attention from coaches with weekly group sessions to help attendants participate and finish in their chosen marathon, half marathon, or triathlon.
For most autumn events, programs launch in June and continue until race day. Groupon holders can attend inspiring coach-led training montages held in Central Park in Manhattan, Prospect Park in Brooklyn, Clove Lakes Park in Staten Island, and Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens, and find camaraderie in fellow athletes and the honored teammates whom they support. For team members who train with the team in New York City but register for an event elsewhere, flight and hotel accommodations are provided. In addition, each Team In Training member receives race entry, a Team In Training race jersey, and much more.
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. The first 275 fundraising fitness fanatics to raise $1,000 for Team in Training earn entry into the highly coveted ING New York City Marathon. 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.
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