About the Program

Lupus Foundation of America’s endurance program, Team Make Your Mark™ is a way for novice or experienced athletes to combine running, walking, triathlon events or a week long physical challenge with fundraising to support lupus research and education programs. By joining Team Make Your Mark, you gain access to professional coaching, team gear, and everything you need to cross the finish line - in-person or virtually.

Whatever your distance, your miles are about so much more. They are about coming together as a community and giving a voice to the millions who suffer from the brutal impact of this disease. You can help us put an end to lupus.

There are two ways to participate:  Completing 6 Miles in 6 Days with The Virtual 6 Challenge, or signing up for a race of your choice whether it be a 5K, 10K, half-marathon, marathon, bike ride, or triathlon through our Choose Your Own Race Option.

The Virtual 6 Challenge

It takes an average of 6 years for someone to receive a correct diagnosis of lupus from when they first notice symptoms. Together, we can take steps to change this. Over a period of 6 days, you can join us as we come together virtually to complete 6 miles in 6 days, however and wherever you choose. Run, bike, hike, swim, paddle, walk - indoors or outside.

When you register for the Virtual 6 Challenge, your $36 registration comes with a Virtual 6 Challenge Cooling Headband*, access to training plans, a virtual community and more. Register early and receive your registration swag by mail to wear for the Virtual 6 Challenge. Upon completion of your 6, all registered challengers will receive a finisher's medal*. 

Learn more about the Virtual 6 Challenge HERE.

Choose Your Own Race

You can also fight lupus and receive support while doing any event of your choosing. If you choose this route, you will have no fundraising minimum commitment. However, when you raise at least $500, you will begin to earn team gear and access to professional coaching and support. If you have another race in mind or would rather fundraise via triathlon, a cycling event, or summiting a mountain, the sky's the limit through our DIY peer-to-peer fundraising platform.

Learn more about the Choose Your Own Race option HERE.

Not a Runner, Walker or Cyclist? Mark your Mark Another Way!

Team Make Your Mark is for people who want to make their mark through miles, running, walking, cycling, hiking, paddling, and/ or swimming. If you prefer to host a party or get your community involved in another way, Make Your Mark is for you! Make Your Mark™ is our community fundraising program. It gives everyone a chance to get involved in supporting the fight against lupus. If you have a love for cooking, painting, performing or even just getting together with friends for a good time, you can turn that passion into a wonderful way to raise money for a great cause. The Make Your Mark™ program will help you to create a unique event —so that you can make your mark in solving the cruel mystery of lupus. Learn more about Make Your Mark HERE.