Team TSC joins

2018 Marine Corps Marathon  

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What is Team TSC?

Team TSC is a dedicated group of people who are running on behalf of the 50,000 people in the US and 1 million worldwide with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC). The Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance (TS Alliance) and Team TSC are proud to be an Official Charity Partner with the 2018 Marine Corps Marathon on Sunday, October 28, 2018, in Washington, DC. Each Team TSC member has pledged to raise a minimum of $1,000 for the TS Alliance as part of their participation in the marathon.

Marathon Details: Sunday, October 28, 2018, Washington, DC

The Marine Corps Marathon is one of the largest marathons in the US and the world and stands as the largest marathon in the world that doesn't offer prize money, earning its nickname, "The People's Marathon." The Marine Corps Marathon has been voted “Best Marathon in the Mid Atlantic,” “Best Marathon for Charities” and “Best Spectator Event." 

Hosted in the nation's capital with the start and finish in Arlington, VA, the Marine Corps Marathon offers an unparalleled journey through the most recognizable landmarks in our country. Begin the run situated between the Pentagon and Arlington National Cemetery, continue through Rosslyn before journeying into the District to tour Georgetown and the National Mall on the way to "beating the bridge." Learn more about the 43rd Marine Corps Marathon here.

Interested in Joining Team TSC? 

Complete the online form to express your interest in joining our team. Click here:  "I want to join Team TSC!"  

Registration Options   

Two options are available for running with and fundraising for Team TSC in the 2018 Marine Corps Marathon: 
Option One: Raise $1,000 fundraising minimum and receive the benefits listed below.
Option Two: Raise $2,000 or more and receive a TS Alliance Finisher Medal and the benefits listed below.

Benefits include:
   *Guaranteed entry into the 43rd Marine Corps Marathon
   *Entry fees paid
   *Personal fundraising website
   *Team TSC race day tech shirt
   *Pre-race carbo load dinner party and celebration
   *Exclusive TS Alliance aid station on the Marine Corps Marathon course
   *Fundraising tips and tricks to help you meet your goal 
   *Lots of excitement, noise, and energy from the TS Alliance race day cheer squad
   *Sample 18-week training program for beginner, intermediate or expert runners
   *Personalized virtual coaching from our experienced marathon team
   *Invites to weekly group long runs in the DC Metro area
   *Motivation and support through the Team TSC Facebook page 

About Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC)

Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) is a genetic disorder that causes non-malignant tumors to form in many different organs, primarily in the brain, eyes, heart, kidney, skin, and lungs. TSC is also the leading known genetic cause of epilepsy and autism. Because of the wide variety of symptoms associated with this disease, TSC can be considered a “linchpin” disease and breakthroughs in TSC can lead to breakthroughs in other diseases, including autism, epilepsy and even cancer.

At least two children born each day in the United States will have tuberous sclerosis complex. Current estimates place tuberous sclerosis complex-affected births at one in 6,000. Nearly 1 million people worldwide are estimated to have TSC, with approximately 50,000 in the United States.

Questions?

If you have any questions or are interested in joining Team TSC for future events please email April Cooper, Director, Community Programs, at acooper@tsalliance.org or call 240.258.7295.