Believe it or not Chicago, this cold weather is about come to an end. The month of March is nearly upon us, which means that soon you will no longer have to wear ten layers of clothing. It also means that the 2015 Team In Training season is about to kick off. Once the snow melts, it’s time to hit the trails.
What Is Team In Training?
Team In Training (TNT) is The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) charity sports training program created 27 years ago. Participants train for and compete in marathons, triathlons, and century bike rides to raise money for the fight against cancer. Proceeds go towards blood cancer research, and patient services. To this date, the Team In Training program has raised $1.4 Billion thanks to the help of more than 500,000 participants.
How Does It Work?
Members must first pay a one-time registration fee of $100 to join. From there, Team In Training Members will train four to five months for the event of their choice. They will also work with coaches to determine what the best workout will be for them. If you cannot make scheduled sessions with the team, you are still in luck. Team In Training recently introduced TNT Flex, which a flexible workout plan that fits your schedule. TNT Flex members will receive their training plan online and communicate with their coaches via phone, web, and email.
Another flexible workout option, tailored specifically for busy mothers, is the Moms In Training program. It is an 8-week plan that takes place on Saturday mornings. Members can meet either at Beverly, Glen Ellyn’s Lake Fox Croft Park, or Sproing in Chicago. For more information, visit the Moms In Training page.
What’s On Tap For 2015
Team In Training’s 2015 season is stacked with events that will test our athletes physically and mentally. Highlighting the 2015 schedule are The Flying Pig in Cincinnati on May 3, the Fleet Feet Sports Soldier Field 10 Miler on May 23, the Bike Benzie Tour in Beulah, Michigan and the Elkhart Lake Triathlon in Wisconsin on June 13, for the moms, the Cosley Zoo Run in Wheaton on July 6.
Where Do I Sign Up?
Registration for Team In Training is now open. Anyone interested in joining should review the FAQ page under First Time Here. You can also contact TNT Director Courtney Robinson for more information at Courtney.Robinson@lls.org.