What is Team Challenge ALS?

Team Challenge ALS is The ALS Association's comprehensive endurance program to help fight ALS. Combine your passion and commitment to finding a cure for ALS while achieving physical challenges by participating in athletic events, such as marathons, triathlons, cycling events, swimming events, winter sports, obstacle course races and other endurance activities.

There are multiple ways to join Team Challenge ALS including registering for a Ride to Defeat ALS or a Ski to Defeat ALS, joining a Team Challenge ALS chapter sponsored team, or creating a fundraising page for an independent endurance event of your choice.

How can I participate in Team Challenge ALS?

Click on the Team Challenge ALS homepage, and then “Find an Event”. Choose an event that you are interested in, and then apply or register for that event. Please visit www.teamchallengeals.org often as events will be added/updated monthly.

I can't find an event in my area. Can I still support the ALS Association participating in an endurance activity?

Yes, you can fundraise by creating a One Dollar Difference page to support the ALS Association.

Why should I join Team Challenge ALS?

The ALS Association offers numerous resources and services for Team Challenge ALS participants to help reach both their physical and fundraising goals. Additionally, Team Challenge ALS participants are joining a community of fellow athletic enthusiasts that will push, cheer and celebrate together throughout the lifecycle of the event.

Team Challenge ALS participation can include:

  • Free or discounted race entry
  • Official Team Challenge ALS gear
  • Access to giveaways and promotions
  • Custom online fundraising page
  • Training plans
  • Team Challenge ALS group event

What if I have questions about the event before I register?

Please click on the event button to find out more details about your chosen event! If you can't find the answer, please email Colleen O'Farrell at cofarrell@alsa-national.org. Or you can reach her by phone at 202-464-8822.

Is there a registration fee for my chosen event?

Please click on the event button to find out more information about each event.

Is there a fundraising minimum for my chosen event?

Yes. The exact minimum will vary depending on the event you have chosen.

Is it hard to meet the fundraising minimum?

The ALS Association has created online fundraising tools to make it easier for you to reach your goal, and your local ALS Association chapter can help you with materials, ideas, and other resources. Once you start asking people for support, you will be surprised how quickly donations come in.

Please check with your chapter liaison for access to these tools.

Are there fundraising minimums for One Dollar Difference Events?

There are no fundraising minimums for One Dollar Difference events. However, we encourage you to create a fundraising goal. We suggest a starting goal of $500. You can always adjust your goal along the way!

How does The ALS Association utilize contributions?

This money funds cutting-edge research, enables advocacy on the political front, and provides service in the form of community support and financial accommodation to those living with ALS. To get more information on how The ALS Association uses contributions, please visit our website at http://www.alsa.org/about-us/financial-information.html.

What is ALS?

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Motor neurons reach from the brain to the spinal cord and from the spinal cord to the muscles throughout the body. The progressive degeneration of the motor neurons in ALS eventually leads to their death. To learn more about the disease, click here.

Where is my local chapter or local certified center and clinic?

The ALS Association's nation-wide network of chapters and certified centers and clinics provide localized patient and family support in communities across the country.

To find your local ALS Association chapter, click here or call (800) 782-4747.

To find your local ALS Certified Centers and Clinic, click here or call (800) 782-4747.



If you need more information about these events, please contact your chapter liaison, or contact Colleen O'Farrell at the national office at cofarrell@alsa-national.org.