What is Team in Training?

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Team-in-Training is a fundraising program run by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

In simple terms, which do not do this program justice, by joining Team-in-Training you make a trade: you trade your willingness to raise funds on behalf of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and in return, they will train and prepare you for an upcoming endurance event.

But the program offers so much more than that.

The official PSA:

Team-in-Training is the self-proclaimed "largest endurance sports training program in the world." It began in 1988 with a man named Bruce Cleland, who put together a team to run the New York City Marathon to honor his daughter, who had leukemia. Cleland assembled a team of 38 runners and raised an impressive $322,000.

Since then, the TNT program has raised more than $1.3 billion, helped fund research into life-saving treatments for people with blood cancers, and gotten a whole lot of people into much better shape than they had been before. Really, the number of testimonials about how TNT has changed their lives is both extensive and impressive.

By joining a local TNT program, you benefit from the guidance of trainers and coaches with plenty of experience and tons of enthusiasm. You support a good cause. You get in better shape. You make friends. It's win-win, all the way.

You can join as an individual or with a corporation.

TNT Endurance Events

The endurance events you train for include 5Ks, marathons, half-marathons, triathlons, century cycling, hiking and obstacle racing events.

You have a choice of training for a race that TNT offers (depending on location), such as the Tinker Bell Half Marathon in Southern California, the Rock 'n' Roll New Orleans Marathon, America's Most Beautiful Bike Ride in Lake Tahoe, Nev., or any of several dozen events all over the country. Or you can take the "Choose Your Own Adventure" option, and train with TNT for a non-TNT event (a list of those events can be seen here).

To sign up, visit the TNT sign-up page. Or if you're not quite sure, there is more information for the first-timer available here.

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