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For several years PowerBar has been both a National Supporting  Sponsor and the official energy bar and gel sponsor of Team In Training (TNT).  PowerBar has supported Team  In Training participants with energy bars and gels to use during their  training and races. Team In Training coaches have benefited from  PowerBar's research and science with training materials created just for  the TNT program.


Recently, PowerBar's blog, Nutrition Articles, featured a Q&A with James Sheremeta, master-level running and Team In Training coach.  Check it out here.


The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society applauds PowerBar's dedication to  fighting blood cancers and promoting health and wellness through our  Team In Training program.

The fall season of  Team In Training has thousands of people training for two of the  country’s most sought-after endurance events - the Nike Women’s  Marathon in San Francisco (October 17) and The Nation’s Triathlon  in Washington, DC (September 12).

Training for these events began  several weeks ago, and will continue right up until the day before the events.   Participants have been teaming up throughout the US and Canada to meet  with expert marathon and triathlon coaches for training, guidance, support and  important tools and tips to make these events successful.  Many of our  participants are first-timers using TNT as a springboard to a healthier and  fitter lifestyle, with the event serving as a short-term goal.  Others,  however, are seasoned veterans having completed several events throughout the  years.
Alex D. Haseley will be among more than 6,000  athletes taking part in the third annual Nation’s Triathlon.  Alex, a  D.C. resident and a manager at Deloitte & Touche USA, has organized a team  of his work colleagues to train for the event as members of TNT. While Alex  has done several marathons, this will be his first  triathlon.

“Not only am I excited about the coaching and clinics  and organized practices offered by TNT, but also the opportunity to really get  to know my co-workers outside of the office and on the running trail, bike  path or swimming pool,” says Alex. “It not only makes me feel like I’m even  more a part of my organization, but a part of a team that is working together  to fight cancer.”

Alex is training to honor the memory of Aiden,  a little boy and family friend who lost his battle with leukemia at  five-years-old. “Aidan is missed  very much, by many people,” said Alex.  “I am very thankful to his  parents for supporting me and allowing me to run in honor of their beautiful  son.”

Meanwhile, approximately 5,000 TNT  participants are preparing for the Nike Women’s Marathon. While TNT is famous  for helping novice athletes make it to the finish line there are also many  seasoned athletes who join, because of its high caliber coaching and of  course, because of its powerful mission of funding research to find cures for  cancer.
Leah Thorvilson of Little Rock is not merely a  seasoned athlete - she is one of the country's elite runners, having completed  and won marathons, including the Little Rock Marathon, which she won two  times. Thorvilson could have her pick of training programs but says she chose TNT because of its high-caliber coaching, the camaraderie of the team, and  what The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society stands for.  Leah has a strong  connection to the LLS mission: She will be running in honor of her former  collegiate track and cross country coach, Kirk Elias, a survivor of Hodgkin  disease.

"He has been an inspiration in my life in so many ways,  it is amazing to be able to give something back to him beyond a simple thank  you,” says Leah.

Whether you’re an avid runner, swimmer or biker,  or someone looking to jump-start your fitness routine, Team In Training can  help you reach your goal.  Recruitment is currently underway now for TNT  events taking place this winter. Visit

This story originally appeared in The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s eNewletter.  Sign up to stay connected with stories from participants, patients and supporters.


Gretchen (far right) with her Team at the 2009 Kiawah Marathon

Team In Training offers a unique experience for people wanting to  complete an endurance sports event - like the Nike Women's Marathon - to work  with expert coaches.  All Team In Training coaches are certified and  dedicated to helping each participant achieve their goal and cross the finish  line.


Georgia Team In Training participants training for the Nike  Women's Marathon are lucky enough to train with Coach Gretchen Owens. Gretchen has been involved with Team In Training her whole life as the  daughter of Tommy Owens, one of the original coaches of Team In Training from  its earliest days.


Gretchen's father, Tommy,  was the  original coach of the first Team In Training from Georgia at the 1992 New York  City Marathon and since then maintains the position of TNT National Training  Coordinator.  That means he coaches ALL of the TNT coaches across the  country.  And, having completed over 80  marathons, he's earned the job.


As a long-time TNT  alumnus, mentor and coach, with over a dozen TNT events under her belt,  Gretchen first became involved with TNT when inspired by her father, but her  passion runs much deeper than that.  In 1989, Gretchen's sister, Leslie,  lost her battle with leukemia.  Today, Leslie's odds for beating cancer  may have been much better thanks to the support and research funded by Team In  Training.


"After years of  being involved with TNT and being a runner, I find a lot of joy in training  others in the sport and sharing all that I've learned over the years.   Being a part of helping others achieve something so monumental and for  such an incredible cause keeps me inspired!  I am proud and honored to represent TNT at The Nike Women's this year!"


She's been coached by the best, and now Gretchen  is lending her expertise to the Team running in San Francisco in the Nike  Women's Marathon this year.

It’s not too late to sign up for the sold out Nike Women’s Marathon - join Team In Training today!

cori-with-julie-twin.gifOur First Connection program provides a unique opportunity for those newly diagnosed with cancer to chat with someone who knows the ropes.  The program pairs new patients with peer volunteers who share experiences and provide helpful information about coping with a cancer diagnosis.


Because peers and patients speak online and on the phone, they can be connected without regard to geographical connection.  Unfortunately, that means that it's rare for the team to meet in person.  And when the two do plan to meet up, it's a special occasion.


Julie Westcott first began speaking with her First Connection Peer, Cori, back in 2006.  The two grew to know each other very well over the next four years.  Having never met in person, the women were happy to learn that they'd both be at the Rock 'N' Roll San Diego Marathon as Team In Training Participants earlier this month.  After years of chatting, writing letters, and speaking on the LLS Blood Cancer Discussion Boards, they'd finally meet in person.


As fate would have it, the ladies did not meet at the race.  Since the two were coming with different Team In Training teams, from different states, their paths didn't cross.  Julie ran the full marathon and Cori ran the half.  But, miraculously, Cori literally "ran" into Julie's twin sister, Angie, on the race course!  The two snapped a photo (seen here) and texted it to Julie, and then went on to finish the half marathon together.


Of course, Cori and Julie remain good friends and are planning a meet-up soon.  Until then, the pair remain virtual friends.


If you'd like to join the First Connection program and speak with someone in a similar situation, sign up here.  LLS will set you up with a contact!

This past weekend Team In Training participants from across the US and Canada arrived in San Diego to paint the town purple and complete the Rock 'N' Roll San Diego Marathon and 1/2 Marathon to Benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.


Celebrating the first year of the half marathon option, more than 25,000 marathoners and half marathoners - 4,000 of whom were wearing the signature TNT purple -  took to the streets in beautiful San Diego on Sunday.  This was a Rock 'N' Roll Marathon after all, so there were bands playing on 26 stages throughout the race at various checkpoints. Even Dave Hussa, race director of charity relation, rocked out dressed head-to-toe as the King of Rock ‘N’ Roll himself.



Here's the picture of Dave Hussa featured on the San Diego Union Tribune


Team In Training participants had the upper hand.  After spending months training with a team and expert coach, our participants - many of whom were first-timers - crossed the finish line like superstars.  All of the money raised through this event benefits The Leukemia & Lymphoma's research and programs battling blood cancers.  Find out more about Team In Training.  Teams are forming now for events in the winter and spring.  Get training!



Today is National Running Day!  The biggest players in the running industry are joining forces to promote running as a healthy, easy and accessible form of exercise.


Lace up your shoes and make National Running Day your day to join Team In Training. Celebrate the benefits of running as part of a healthy and active lifestyle, while combating some of today's most pressing health issues.  By joining TNT, you’ll also ensure your commitment to an unmatched training experience, including new personalized goals, new running friends, a new running coach, and a vital cause—helping to beat cancer—which will keep you motivated.


Celebrate National Running Day TNT-style!  Sign up to get more information on the benefits of training with Team In Training.

Norm Hall was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma a decade ago and celebrated by participating in our Virtual Team In Training (VTNT) program for the Paris marathon, held earlier this month.

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Norm, for most people a 10th anniversary means dinner and a  movie, you not only concurred the Paris marathon, but you also raised an  amazing $21,000 for cancer research. Where do you get your motivation?


















Running the final six miles in Paris, I asked myself that - why  didn't I just have a party instead of running a marathon?    For the last couple of years, I  decided that my ten year anniversary of surviving cancer should be big.   I wanted to do three things with it:  1.  Celebrate (I like to have  fun!); 2.  Raise money to fight cancer; and 3.  Raise awareness.

I am alive today because of people who went before me - many of them  with TNT - who worked hard and gave money to fight cancer and to improve  treatments.  When I spoke at the Inspiration Dinner in Paris, I gave  special recognition to those active with TNT in 2000 and prior.  Due to  their efforts, I not only survived Hodgkin's Disease, but I did it in a  relatively gentle way without any long term health problems from the  treatment.

I wanted to use my ten year anniversary to do my part of helping this  cause.  I believe in leaving things better than you found them.  People  have been wonderful and we have raised just under $22,000 for Team in  Training!




Now tell us about  your experience with Virtual Team In Training. What  attracted you to  this program?





My oncologist and a local LLS Board Member told me about TNT and  suggested that I look into joining their efforts.  As I am a Hodgkin's  survivor, it made all the sense in the world.  In looking over the New  York City's TNT website, I saw that Paris was an option.  As it was not a  part of my Columbus, Ohio group's choices, I was put into contact with  TNT and accepted as one of their runners.

I ran a marathon three years ago with another charity and there was  absolutely no comparison with VTNT!  All of the regular contact and  support by VTNT was amazing.  The logistics on race day blew me away.   There were coaches and TNT people cheering me on and even running with  me.  VTNT's support could not be beaten!
LLS:Where you able to participate in practice runs with Team In Training?
Norm:I was not able to be in any practice runs, but I think it is a great  benefit.
LLS:While in VTNT did you make any new running friends?
Norm:  I made some wonderful VTNT friends when we met in Paris.
LLS:What did you like best about VTNT?


The conference  calls were excellent as were emails from our coach Maureen and others.   It was really nice, especially in the cold of winter, to know that  others were training and looking forward to running in Paris as well.  I  was very proud to be a part of this group.

LLS:We can't imagine  you topping this year's achievement, but we have to ask -- have you  considered whether you'd participate in VTNT again?


I would  definitely consider VTNT again.  It was all so professionally run.  All  my questions were answered and I was provided with a wealth of details  that I had not even considered.  I travelled to Paris on my own, but  really felt as if I had family with me due to VTNT.  I am so thankful  that all of the staff, coaches, and runners are there and doing these  events.  We are all benefitting from their hard work!
LLS:Would you  encourage your friends to do so?
Norm:Yes, I would, and  I have already suggested it to some friends.  I heard a lot about the  marathon in Dublin, Ireland, and would encourage others to aim for it.
LLS:Back to Paris --  what was it like running through "the City of Light"?


It was magical.  I  have been to Paris several times and now I have an absolutely  incredible memory of the city that I will never forget.  I remember  thinking as I ran that my running the Boston Marathon was like being in  the Superbowl of marathons.  To me, being a part of VTNT in Paris was my  own Olympic moment.  I smiled a lot as a ran, soaking in the beauty of  Paris.  Well, maybe not so much smiling the last six miles.  Ouch!
LLS:You ran with a  list of your donors, didn't you? Did the list make it through the  marathon?


Yes!  VTNT made  it so easy to track my donations that I printed off a spreadsheet and  put it in my pocket.  I wanted to make sure that I took all of my  amazingly generous donors with me through the streets.  During those  last hard miles, I would touch the list from time to time and think that  I did not want to let them down.  They believed in me - and in all of  the research and education that the LLS will do with the money.  My list  really helped me to keep pushing.

As a survivor and a fundraiser you are the living embodiment of Team In Training, Norm. Thank you for your outstanding example and congratulations on your success. Your story and your accomplishment are an inspiration to patients and participants, not to mention volunteers and staff, alike. Bravo

Ten Marathons in 2010

Posted by lazzaric May 5, 2010

With four down and six to go, Don Armstrong is running in events across the country to show his support for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  With five years in remission after being diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), Don set out to run five marathons and five half marathons with Team In Training – and he’s planning on raising $500,000!


Don is part of the Pepsi Refresh Project.  Projects are submitted and voted on.  At the end of each month, the idea with the most votes receives a prize.  Through this program, Don has a chance to be awarded $250,000 for LLS.  We need your help to bring his “Finish Your Race” campaign to #1.  Vote for his campaign, and share it with your network!


Don’s journey will take him through 10 cities and two countries. So far he has completed Cowtown Half Marathon in Fort Worth, Atlanta Half Marathon and the Paris Marathon. Next up is the Capital City Half Marathon in Columbus Ohio.


Follow Don’s journey:


  1. February 27th - Cowtown Half Marathon Fort Worth, Texas -- Completed!
  2. March 21st - Atlanta Half Marathon Atlanta, Georgia -- Completed!
  3. April 11th - Paris Marathon Paris, France -- Completed!
  4. May 1st – Capital City Half Marathon Columbus, Ohio -- Completed!
  5. June 6th - San Diego Rock n Roll Marathon San Diego, California
  6. June 27th - Seattle Rock n Roll Half Marathon Seattle, Washington
  7. August 1st - Chicago Rock n Roll Half Marathon Chicago, Illinois
  8. October 17th - Nike Marathon San Francisco, California
  9. November 7th - New York City Marathon New York City, New York
  10. December 12th - White Rock Half Marathon Dallas, Texas

Train with Team In Training for the SOLD-OUT Nike Women's Marathon, a race to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Team In Training (TNT), the world's largest charity sports training program, has slots available! It's not too late to join!


Imagine the streets of historic San Francisco flooded with more than twenty thousand people all pushing their way to the finish line.  On October 17th, the streets will once again be a sea of purple as Team In Training participants from across the US and Canada gather for The Nike Women's Marathon to Benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.


The event is experience like no other.  The Nike Women's Marathon will take place on a spectacular marathon and half-marathon course, touring past such classic San Francisco sites as Coit Tower, San Francisco Bay, Fisherman's Wharf, Ghirardelli Square, Golden Gate Bridge and much, much more.  Walkers and runners of all levels are welcome. And don't worry: There are no "cable car hills."   And, contrary to popular belief, men are welcome too!


With every mile, you're helping to better the lives of men, women and children battling with blood cancers.  Every step you take is a step towards finding cures.  And, as you cross the finish line, and are greeted by the tuxedo-clad San Francisco firemen holding sliver platters overflowing with those precious Tiffany blue boxes, you'll know that you made a difference.


This year, discover the difference this marathon makes - not just in your life, but in the lives of thousands of people battling cancer. Train with
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team In Training
to run or walk the full or half marathon.  We offer the expert, one-on-one coaches, team support and know-how you'll need to complete your first, second.. or seventh marathon!


Some inspiration from 2009 Nike Women's Marathon and Team In Training participant, Kiran:


Completing an endurance sport event is tough.  We all need some help  getting to the finish line.  With Team In Training, that's what you  get.  Participating in a marathon or half marathon with Team In Training  is an experience like no other.  Only Team In Training offers  participants specialized training regimens, one-on-one coaching with  endurance sports experts, clinics on nutrition, hydration, injury  prevention and proper equipment, fundraising support, on- and off-line  resources, and a team of like-minded enthusiasts all working toward the  same goal.


The Team is gearing up to begin training for an exciting fall season  of events.  This year, you chose to be a part of any of the following  national events, or contact your chapter for information about local  events:  Marathon - September 5, 2010
The Kauai Marathon and Half  Marathon begin in Poipu, Hawaii, the  world-class resort community at  the sunny southern end of the island and  follow the contour of the  scenic coastline, offering magnificent views  of the island's  picturesque beaches, rugged volcanic peaks, and green  tropical rain  forests.
chicago-marathon.jpgBank of America Chicago Marathon® -  October 10, 2010
This is the 32nd year of the marathon, one of the best-organized in the  United States. It features a great Expo, over a million spectators,  bands along the route and a fast course that tours rarely seen ethnic  neighborhoods. Women's Marathon, A Race to Benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma  Society - October 17, 2010
The Nike Women's Marathon provides a spectacular race course that takes  in some of the most breathtaking sites in San Francisco.
The race kicks off in downtown Union Square, winds through the financial  district past the Transamerica Pyramid building, then along San  Francisco Bay, past Fisherman's Warf, Ghirardelli Square, Aquatic Park,  Fort Mason and more. It then proceeds through the Presidio, along the  shoreline, out the Richmond District to the Great Highway. The course  continues through Golden Gate Park and then south for a circle around  Lake Merced and back to the Great Highway, where it finishes at a spot  overlooking the incredible Pacific Ocean.
marine.jpgMarine Corps Marathon - October 31, 2010
This well-organized event is called the Marathon of the Monuments, since  runners pass many of the nation's most prominent sites, including the  Pentagon, Kennedy Center, the Washington Monument, the U.S. Capitol, the  Smithsonian Institution and the Lincoln and Jefferson memorials.
sanan.jpgRock 'n' Roll San Antonio Marathon & 1/2 Marathon - November 14,  2010
The City of San Antonio is home to this wonderful event. More than  20,000 runners and walkers are expected, and there will be 70 live bands  along the historic sites and parks on the marathon and half-marathon  courses.
tnt.jpgJoin The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team In Training (TNT) and  be part of the spectacular and sold out Rock ‘n’ Roll San  Diego Marathon® & 1/2 to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma  Society! TNT, the world's first and largest charity sports training  program, will get you in and get you ready for the marathon.


Whether it's your first marathon or your next one, TNT will make  this an unforgettable experience! TNT Offers:


  • Great People.Great Times.  Certified coaches provide  exceptional training. Teammates provide fun, friendship and  encouragement.
  • Fundraising support. Your own Web page plus fundraising  support from our staff and alumni mentors.
  • A fabulous weekend. Travel, lodging and and pre and  post-event activities all included plus an unforgettable weekend in  scenic San Diego, CA.
  • A lifesaving cause. Maybe the greatest benefit of all is  knowing that you'll be raising funds to help cure blood cancers.


Sign up now while slots for the 1/2 Marathon are still available!  Visit

Get back in the Race and Join Team In Training for a Virtual VIP  Triathlon experience like no other with a 12-week training schedule  prepared by legendary triathlon coach, Dave Scott. Join TNT's inaugural Virtual VIP Triathlon team for the 1st annual Washington, D.C.  TriathlonTM on June 20, 2010.

Team In Training's Virtual VIP Triathlon Fundraising Program  benefits include:


  • VIP event weekend treatment: Complimentary  ticket for pre-event dinner/reception, a VIP starting line area, a VIP  finish line area with refreshments and a post-event massage!
  • Monthly calls/clinics with triathlon  legend Dave Scott to refine your race day skills
  • A personalized fundraising page
  • Fundraising incentive items
  • A participant fundraising toolkit with  fundraising tips and tools
  • Inspiration from a national honored  patient
  • Race day tri apparel
  • Race entry and event weekend  accommodations (airfare and bike transport are on own)


In order to participate with TNT's VIP Triathlon Team, you will need  to commit to raise a minimum of $2,010.

Image of Dave Scott at the New York City  Triathlon

About The  Washington, D.C. TriathlonTM
The  1st Annual Washington, D.C. TriathlonTM will take  place Sunday, June 20th, 2010 in the nation's capital. Brought to you by  the producers of The Nation's TriathlonTM, this  inaugural event features an Olympic distance course that offers  breathtaking vistas, monumental landmarks and a finish line on America's  Main Street, Pennsylvania Avenue in the shadow of the U.S. Capitol  Building. A swimming, biking and running tour of the most powerful city  in the world, the Washington, D.C. TriathlonTM features  one of the country's most exhilarating and spectacular triathlon  experiences ever. Join us in Washington, D.C. this June for the people's  triathlon and America's newest and most exciting triathlon event.


About Dave Scott
Dave Scott is the most recognized athlete and coach in the  sport of triathlon. Since 1999, Dave has served as head triathlon coach  for Team In Training and enjoys running his year round business  teaching athletes of all ages, all abilities, all over the world.


Don't miss out on this first-time event and this opportunity  to get back in the race and help find a cure for cancer!


Training begins - Monday, March 29, 2010

For more information about how you can be a part of this very special  Team In Training team contact Betsy  Flowers.


Click  here for TNT's Virtual VIP Triathlon FAQs

Run. Bike. Swim. Cure.

Posted by lazzaric Feb 19, 2010

showLargeThumb.ashxCompleting a triathlon is a great feat.  A triathlon is a multi-sport endurance event consisting of swimming, cycling, and running.  Team In Training's triathlon program offers the opportunity to take on the exciting challenge of training of and completing an Olympic-distance triathlon.


The Team In Training program is a one-of-a-kind, one-to-one training program that will teach you all you need to know about getting your body and mind in peak performance to take on an endurance event.  Along with a customized-training program and expert coaching, participants will train with a local group of like-minded individuals for motivation and inspiration.


Right now, Team In Training is recruiting participants for the following amazing events:


  • Capital of Texas Triathlon - May 31, 2010
  • Visit downtown Austin for this inspiring event which attracts not only first timers, relay-ers and age groupers, but also Professional triathletes from around the globe. It's one of the most exciting and spectator- friendly races in the country!

  • South Maui Triathlon - June 13, 2010
    The Inaugural South Maui Triathlon at Wailea will take place on the island of Maui in beautiful Wailea.  This very safe and beautiful Olympic Distance triathlon course is great for spectator viewing. The transition area will be housed on the beautiful Wailea Beach Marriott Resort and Spa Luau grounds.  Whether this is your first triathlon or your 5th, this amazing event is one you don't want to miss.
  • Philadelphia Insurance Triathlon - June 27, 2010
    This course will travel through some of the most historic and picturesque sections of the city.  The start/finish and transition areas are located just off of West River Drive, near the base of Black Road. It's a beautiful part of Fairmount Park, complete with statues, trees and grassy fields.


In addition to these national events, many local Team In Training groups are training for triathlons in their hometowns.    Fill out our online Tell Me More form to find out the triathlons offered by your local chapter.

Image the wind in your hair and the mud on your boots as you admire the breath-taking views of the Grand Canyon, Havasupai Falls, or Yosemite National Park.  Add that to the accomplishment and pride you'll feel after hiking your way to that view all while helping give cancer patients a fighting chance.    Whether you're a seasoned hiker or someone who just enjoys a good walk, Team In Training hike adventures offers a  hike program for your ability and level of fitness.


Hike Grand Canyon May 15-17, 2010

The Grand Canyon is more than a great chasm carved over millennia through the rocks of the Colorado Plateau. It is more than an awe-inspiring view. It is more than a pleasuring ground for those who explore the roads, seek great views or venture into the canyon. Starting at 7,000 feet above sea level, the Grand Canyon offers hikes for everyone - from rolling rim hikes to challenging hikes into the canyon, there truly is something for everyone at the Grand Canyon.


Grand Adventure, Havasupai Falls  June 3-6, 2010

On this challenge you descend into one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world, into the heart of the Grand Canyon at Havasu Canyon, where we will hike and explore this incredible landscape, crossing travertine pools of turquoise blue water, spending evenings at a permanent camp searching for stars, having hearty meals and conversation about the day's challenge.    Some say you haven't lived until you've taken a journey through Grand Canyon. This 3 day/2 night camping adventure  takes you through the heart of the canyon and will leave you with a sense of accomplishment, awe and a true appreciation and love of the grandest place on earth. 


Hike Yosemite  June 19, 2010

Yosemite is not just a great valley, but a shrine to human foresight, the strength of granite, the power of glaciers, the persistence of life, and the tranquility of the High Sierra. Yosemite National Park, one of the first wilderness parks in the United States, is best known for its waterfalls, but within its nearly 1,200 square miles, you can find deep valleys, grand meadows, ancient giant sequoias, a vast wilderness area, and much more.


Our coaches, certified in partnership with the American Hiking Association (AHS), provide exceptional training and clinics on fitness, nutrition, gear and injury prevention and hiking principles like Leave No Trace.

In addition to receiving a one-year membership to AHS, TNT Hikers' travel, lodging, guide fees and pre-and post-event activities are all complementary.

Fill out our online Tell Me More form to find out the hike adventures offered by your local chapter.

In it's 19th year, America's Most Beautiful Bike Ride is a 100-mile journey around Lake Tahoe in Nevada and California. The event features breathtaking views. With challenging climbs and short rolling ascents and descents, this ride is a must-do for all cyclists. Picturesque rest stops and ample support will greet riders as they navigate around Lake Tahoe. The event includes a challenging 800 foot climb to an Emerald Bay overlook, and a 1,000 foot climb to Spooner Junction.


Sound too good to be true?  It's not.  Whether you're a seasoned and avid rider, or you've just purchased your first real bike, Team In Training will get you across the finish line.  Our expert coaches and enthusiastic teams will help you train near your home town and get you prepared for the big weekend.


America's Most Beautiful Bike Ride has raised over $8.5 million to help blood cancer patients live longer, better lives.  Team In Training participants from across the US and Canada will gather for an incredible, inspiring and challenging weekend in early June.


Team In Training is currently recruiting participants for this event. Sign up for more information about America's Most Beautiful Bike Ride and TNT.

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