Team FARA members are running, walking, biking and swimming for FA research around the world. While they are geographically dispersed, Team FARA is united with the same goal: to draw attention to FA through acts of physical endurance and to support the advancement of FA research towards treatments and a cure for FA.
Friday, February 8th & Saturday, February 9th, 2013
Join Team FARA in Tour de Palm Springs 2013. Choose from 1, 5, 10, 15, 25, 55, 100 mile bike routes through the beautiful Palm Springs, CA while raising funds and awareness for FA research!
This event sets the stage for a strong year of fundraising for Team FARA which has become a significant research funding effort. Last year Team FARA fundraised over $20,000 in Palm Springs, and we are looking forward to bringing everyone together to exceed that goal and have a great day of cycling.
How to Register
All participants must first register for the ride at Tour de Palm Springs. The Ride takes place on Saturday, February 9th.
Then click HERE to get the Team FARA details and fundraising page. Participants who raise $50 will receive Team FARA T-shirt Participants who raise $500 will receive Team FARA - Cycling Jersey
Looking to Volunteer?
Team FARA is hoping to have a strong presence at the Tour de Palm Springs Expo taking place before and during the event- Friday, February 8th - Saturday, February 9th.We have several volunteer shifts available at our Team FARA booth. Come help spread awareness about FA! For more information and to sign-up go to Volunteer Registration
About Team FARA
Team FARA is made up of people around the globe who participate in endurance events on behalf of the Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA) with the goal of raising awareness and funds for FA research. Past Team FARA members have registered as individuals and groups in local marathons, ½ marathons, triathlons, ironman competitions, bike tours and 5K runs. While they are geographically dispersed, Team FARA is united with the same goal: to draw attention to FA through acts of physical endurance and to support the advancement of FA research towards treatments and a cure for FA.
FARA is a national, public, 501(c)(3), non-profit, tax-exempt organization dedicated to the pursuit of scientific research leading to treatments and a cure for Friedreich's ataxia (FA).www.curefa.org
Join us in beautiful Palm Springs, CA for a fun day of cycling to benefit FA research!
Congratulations to the Team FARA - NYC 2012 Marathon Team
for their amazing efforts this year.
John Lagedrost, Margaret Hay, Lori Pitta, Steve Wisinski, Brian
Schutter, and Patrick Hamill fundraised over $20,000 for FA research! While the
NYC Marathon was canceled due to Sandy, they showed dedication to the cause by spreading
awareness and continued fundraising. Many even went on to accomplish their goal
and cross a finish line for Team FARA in a different location.
Brian Shutter – Manchester City Marathon – November 4th
John Lagedrost – Richmond Marathon - November 10th
Steve Wisinski – Veterans Marathon – November 10th
Lori Pitta – Philadelphia Marathon – November 18th