Team U2FP

What is Team U2FP?

Team U2FP credits its beginnings to Geoff Kent and his organization, Spinal Cord Injury Sucks (SCIS). He started a decade ago with a handful of runners in the Chicago Marathon, and his team grew rapidly, raising hundreds of thousands for spinal cord injury research over a few years. In 2015, Geoff asked Unite 2 Fight Paralysis to take charge of the charity team and continue to foster its growth.  Team U2FP is a group of hard working athletes committed to helping create change and find a cure for those affected with spinal cord injury through fundraising. Our athletes participate in a number of events throughout the year and are using their passions to make a difference! Join our team in one of the featured events, or in any race in which you are participating. Meet our team members and encourage them to reach their goals. To learn more about upcoming events and how you can join us: Email teamu2fp@u2fp.org.

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Jenni White:  “It’s not just about walking again; it’s about gaining a life back and becoming independent.”
Geoff Kent: “Spinal Cord Injury is a public health emergency and a daily battle for SCI victims and their families.”
Eddie Signer: “I’m raising funds so that people like (my sister) Jen have better options. There is so much research still to be done on spinal cord injuries, and the cost of long term care can be debilitating.”

Featured Event:

2018 Bank of America Chicago Marathon: Team U2FP

Chicago, IL
Sunday, October 7, 201811224500_4382721483297_2699036757366888250_o

Unite 2 Fight Paralysis is proud to again host an official charity team for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Team U2FP is a group of passionate, hard working runners and wheelchair racers committed to running the 26.2 miles and fundraising to advance research towards a cure for spinal cord injury.

Our team of runners and wheelchair racers has raised over $105,000 in the last three years. All funds directly support our mission: to cure paralysis through advocacy, education, and support for research.

As a member of Team U2FP, you’ll receive:
– personalized fundraising page
– team performance shirt for the race
– fundraising toolkit
– ample support
– party to celebrate your achievement.

Please contact Kathryn at marathon@u2fp.org to join our team!

Suggested Races:

Here are a few great races with a variety of distances for runners and wheelchair racers, as well as one for cyclists and handcyclists. Let us know if you participate in one of these races or ANY RACE of your choosing. Join the fight to cure paralysis from spinal cord injury by fundraising with U2FP.

Wings for Life World Run

Various locations worldwide
Sunday, May 6, 2018

This unique race came to life in 2014: everyone, worldwide, running at the same time for one cause. Runners and wheelchair racers can participate at one of the 33 locations across the globe, or virtually through a “selfie run.” There is no finish line, only “catcher cars” that increase their speed at set intervals until the last participant is caught, signaling the end of the race. 100% of the entry fee goes to SCI research.
Race info

Fifth Third River Bank Run

Grand Rapids, MI
Saturday, May 12, 2018

The 41st Annual Fifth Third River Bank run is designed for runners of all distances and offers competitive 25K handcycle and wheelchair divisions. Join more than 18,000 people to run the 5K, 10K, or the largest 25K road race in the country.
Race info

 

 

Follow our facebook group to learn about upcoming events and training information! Team U2FP on Facebook.

10440805_793553780695315_1800404558046417104_nIMG_6036Why Join Team U2FP?
By joining our team you will gain access to:

Free personalized fundraising web page and support
Free Team U2FP racing shirt and other merchandise
Access to helpful resources such as a fundraising toolkit
Support of Team U2FP staff and community of fellow athletes

Are you participating in another race or athletic event and want to choose U2FP as your charity? We can help! Contact us teamu2fp@u2fp.org for more information!