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Didn't win a lottery spot for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon? We have charity entries!

October 11, 2015 – Bank of America Chicago Marathon


For a fundraising minimum of $1,000, you will have a guaranteed entry into one of America's premier marathons. Join our RDS Runners team. Support Down syndrome cognition research. Help us develop drug treatments to improve memory and learning, and open opportunities for individuals with Down syndrome.  Help us dentify potential treatments to lessen the impact of Alzheimer’s disease in persons with Down syndrome as well as the greater Alzheimer's community.


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Upcoming RDS Runners Events

(Not inclusive; Join any other event you wish, Fun Runs to Ultras)


LuMind Research Down Syndrome's RDS Runners is the national charity running program advancing Down syndrome cognition research.

The Foundation is the worldwide leader in supporting Down syndrome cognition research. Biomedical research is aimed at developing treatments to significantly improve cognition, including memory, learning and speech, for individuals with Down syndrome. This enables them to participate more successfully in school and lead more active and independent lives. Treatments to avoid the early onset of Alzheimer's disease in persons with Down syndrome are also being explored. 

Remarkable progress has already been made over a very short time. In fact, four human clinical trials have already begun, less than a decade after the support of private foundations stimulated the progress of Down syndrome cognitive research. 

Your support of RDS Runners will help translate these reserach initiatives into a reality.  

RDS Runners compete Any Race… Any Place… Any Date… 

    – First time runners, learn more here. – 

Fundraise in any type of race: Fun Runs / 5Ks / 10Ks / Half Marathons / Full Marathons / Triathalons 

Obtain your official RDS Runners shirts at the RDS Runners Oline Apparel Store.

RDS Runners: 

  1. Have access to a professional running trainer to assist them with any training questions. 
  2. Provided an online fundraising page for their event on the website Crowdrise that is used for all RDS Runners' events. 


Visit the RDS Runners blog to read about upcoming races. Pictures and stories are also posted. Send pictures to to be included on the runners blog and website. "Like" the Research Down Syndrome Facebook page for updates on RDS Runners as well as general RDS news and research updates.

For more information about RDS Runners, future races, and how to join the team, contact RDS now at