Go the extra mile to
end NF.

The Children’s Tumor Foundation NF Endurance Team gives participants the opportunity to run, bike, or swim in endurance events across the country. By joining our team you can raise awareness and research funds to find a cure for NF (neurofibromatosis), while receiving training from experienced coaches, entry into a variety of races, fundraising support, and inspiration from our NF Heroes.

Get a guaranteed spot in premier and often sold-out races, participate in smaller running or cycling events, take on a new challenge with an obstacle course or triathlon...you can even "Choose Your Own" event near you or start a local 5K in your community to benefit CTF!

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Upcoming Events

Honolulu Marathon

Dec 11, 2016 • Honolulu, HI

Little Heroes 5K of North Georgia

Feb 26, 2017 • Gainesville, GA

Little Rock Marathon

Mar 4-5, 2017 • Little Rock, AR

United Airlines NYC Half Marathon

Mar 19, 2017 • New York, NY

La Jolla Half Marathon & La Jolla Shores 5K

Apr 23, 2017 • Del Mar/La Jolla, CA

Event Types

We have a variety of event types available for athletes of all abilities so you can choose the race that works for you.

Running/Walking

Whether it's a 5K, 10K, half marathon or marathon, you can walk or run to the finish line in support of the Children's Tumor Foundation.

Honolulu Marathon
Dec 11, 2016 • Honolulu, HI

Little Rock Marathon
Mar 4-5, 2017 • Little Rock, AR

United Airlines NYC Half Marathon
Mar 19, 2017 • New York, NY

La Jolla Half Marathon & La Jolla Shores 5K
Apr 23, 2017 • Del Mar/La Jolla, CA

Virgin Money London Marathon
Apr 23, 2017 • London, United Kingdom

Big Sur International Marathon
Apr 30, 2017 • Big Sur to Carmel, CA

Rock’n'Roll San Diego Marathon, Half, Relay & 5K
Jun 3-4, 2017 • San Diego, CA

Summer Solstice 10K and Kids Race
Jun 21, 2017 • Spokane, WA

Napa-to-Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon
Jul 16, 2017 • Napa/Sonoma, CA

America’s Finest City Half Marathon and 5K
Aug 20, 2017 • San Diego, CA

Bank of America Chicago Marathon
Oct 8, 2017 • Chicago, IL

Cycling/Triathlon

Hop in the saddle and pedal to end NF in one of our cycling events; or swim, bike, AND run in a triathlon.

TD Five Borough Bike Tour
May 7, 2017 • New York, NY

Panasonic NYC Triathlon
Jul 16, 2017 • New York, NY

Transamerica Chicago Triathlon
Aug 26-27, 2017 • Chicago, IL

IRONMAN / 140.6 or 70.3 Distances

Take on the ultimate challenge of physical stamina and mental strength at any 140.6 or 70.3 distance event across the nation. You sign up for the race of your choice, we reimburse your entry!

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Tough Mudder®

Tough Mudder is a team-oriented obstacle course designed to test teamwork, physical strength, and mental grit. Tough Mudder puts camaraderie above rankings. It’s not a race, it’s a team challenge in which Mudders forget their course time and help their fellow Mudders complete the course. This year, the Children's Tumor Foundation NF Endurance Team is a proud charity partner of Tough Mudder, and we have GOLDEN TICKETS (that's 100% discounted guaranteed entry) available for every event across the country. Join us as we show strength, defy gravity, take risks and work together!

Do-It-Yourself

Our Do-It-Yourself (DIY) program allows you to pick any endurance challenge you'd like to take on to help end NF. Run a local Turkey Trot, swim around Key West, bike from Seattle to Portland...the world is your oyster! All athletes receive a fundraising webpage, fundraising support, NF Endurance technical training/race day gear, and the ability to earn a variety of fundraising incentive prizes (including reimbursement for such costs as race registration, bike shipment, or travel/lodging expenses depending on your race type). Whether you choose to swim, bike, run, or do all three, you can go the extra mile to end NF! 

Virtual Turkey Trot 2016

DIY Event 2017

Little Heroes 5K

Ready to help put on your own race to benefit CTF? You can join other volunteer race directors throughout the country and bring a Little Heroes 5K (a 3.1-mile race for all ages) into your community. We'll provide tools and event planning assistance to help make your 5K a huge success.

Little Heroes 5K of North Georgia
Feb 26, 2017 • Gainesville, GA

Fundraising Incentives

The Children’s Tumor Foundation appreciates the time and energy our participants put into fundraising to help us end NF. We recognize their efforts through our NF Endurance Fundraising Club Program.

Once you reach your fundraising minimum for your event, you are eligible to earn a variety of great prizes and claim the status level of Bronze Bolter, Silver Sprinter, Gold Galloper, Platinum Pacer, or Diamond Dasher!

Adopt-a-Hero Program

Through our Adopt-a-Hero Program, we partner NF Heroes (individuals living with NF) with our NF Endurance athletes to make your CTF experience more meaningful.

Our NF Heroes will motivate you throughout your training with emails, letters, photos and videos. They’ll share their story of what it’s like to live with neurofibromatosis.

Do you know an NF Hero? They can join our Adopt-a-Hero program and help inspire our athletes! Email us at nfendurance.org to learn more or sign up.

Resources & Frequently Asked Questions

What is NF Endurance?

The Children’s Tumor Foundation NF Endurance Team gives participants the opportunity to run, bike, or swim in endurance events across the country. By joining the team, you can make a difference by raising awareness and research funds to find a cure for NF.

Where can I find a listing of all of your events?

All of our events can be find on this page: Select "Join" to find upcoming events, or browse by Event Type. We are constantly adding new events to our calendar. If there is an event in your community that you would like to participate in, please email us at nfendurance@ctf.org.

The event I want to do isn’t listed. Can I still be a part of the team?

Yes! We have an option called "Choose Your Own Event". You can sign up to do any event and be a part of the endurance team. There is no fundraising minimum with this option.

Do all events have a fundraising minimum?

No! Many of our Premiere Events (events that sell out) usually have a fundraising commitment. But we also have many events that do not have a minimum. If there is an event you are interested in, you can work with one of our endurance staff members to find out what the fundraising requirements are.

Meet our Team

Staff
Staff-Emily-Crabtree
Emily Crabtree
NF Endurance Director
Chicago, IL
815-353-1869
Staff-Angela-Dumadag
Angela Dumadag
NF Endurance Manager
New York, NY
212-344-6633
Staff-Angela-Earle
Angela Earle
NF Endurance Manager
Krum, TX
972-587-7814
Staff-Lauren-Walsh
Lauren Walsh
NF Endurance Manager
Chicago, IL
847-436-2928
Coaches
Coaches_-_Mikael_Hanson
Mikael Hanson
NFE Coach
Mikael Hanson, a USAT and USA Cycling certified coach, has worked with Cadence Multisport, Full Throttle Endurance and NYU Cycling. He is the consummate endurance racer, who competes in numerous races throughout the year. He is also a nationally ranked duathlete.

Hanson has worked with athletes of all ages and abilities – from first timers to CEOs to even a World Champion! Mikael represented Team USA at the 2007, 2009, 2013, and 2015 World Duathlon Championships. He holds a BA from the University of Wisconsin and an MBA from NYU’s Stern School of Business.
Coaches_-_Sara_Larsen
Sara Larsen
NFE Coach
Coach Sara is a certified running coach and has been coaching since 2012. Since then she has helped thousands of runners and run-walkers of all abilities and skill levels achieve their goals of successfully completing running events – from 5Ks through ultra marathons. She specializes in creating a safe, effective, and specific program that is tailored to your fitness level, goals, and lifestyle. Sara offers personalized training programs to help you improve your running efficiency, technique and form, speed and endurance. She will help you stay motivated and have fun while taking your fitness to a whole new level!

Join an Event

Upcoming Events:

Honolulu Marathon

Dec 11, 2016 • Honolulu, HI

Little Heroes 5K of North Georgia

Feb 26, 2017 • Gainesville, GA

Little Rock Marathon

Mar 4-5, 2017 • Little Rock, AR

United Airlines NYC Half Marathon

Mar 19, 2017 • New York, NY

La Jolla Half Marathon & La Jolla Shores 5K

Apr 23, 2017 • Del Mar/La Jolla, CA

Virgin Money London Marathon

Apr 23, 2017 • London, United Kingdom

Big Sur International Marathon

Apr 30, 2017 • Big Sur to Carmel, CA

TD Five Borough Bike Tour

May 7, 2017 • New York, NY

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Honolulu Marathon

Dec 11, 2016 • Honolulu, HI

Little Heroes 5K of North Georgia

Feb 26, 2017 • Gainesville, GA

Little Rock Marathon

Mar 4-5, 2017 • Little Rock, AR

United Airlines NYC Half Marathon

Mar 19, 2017 • New York, NY

La Jolla Half Marathon & La Jolla Shores 5K

Apr 23, 2017 • Del Mar/La Jolla, CA

Virgin Money London Marathon

Apr 23, 2017 • London, United Kingdom

Big Sur International Marathon

Apr 30, 2017 • Big Sur to Carmel, CA

TD Five Borough Bike Tour

May 7, 2017 • New York, NY

FAQs

Your questions about NF Endurance answered:

What is NF Endurance?

The Children’s Tumor Foundation NF Endurance Team gives participants the opportunity to run, bike, or swim in endurance events across the country. By joining the team, you can make a difference by raising awareness and research funds to find a cure for NF.

Where can I find a listing of all of your events?

All of our events can be find on this page: Select "Join" to find upcoming events, or browse by Event Type. We are constantly adding new events to our calendar. If there is an event in your community that you would like to participate in, please email us at nfendurance@ctf.org.

The event I want to do isn’t listed. Can I still be a part of the team?

Yes! We have an option called "Choose Your Own Event". You can sign up to do any event and be a part of the endurance team. There is no fundraising minimum with this option.

Do all events have a fundraising minimum?

No! Many of our Premiere Events (events that sell out) usually have a fundraising commitment. But we also have many events that do not have a minimum. If there is an event you are interested in, you can work with one of our endurance staff members to find out what the fundraising requirements are.

Does my registration fee go towards my fundraising?

Yes. Your registration fee for signing up for the team is the first donation that goes towards your fundraising totals.

If I have a fundraising minimum, what happens if I don’t meet the minimum before the fundraising deadline?

In order to obtain one of our entries into a race, you must fill out a commitment form, where you will put down your credit card information and will indicate that you will meet the minimum before the fundraising deadline. If you fall short of that minimum, the NFE staff member will charge the remaining balance to your credit card. We will never charge your credit card without communicating that information to you first.

How do I collect donations?

Each NF Endurance team member will receive a personal fundraising web page to collect donations from friends and family. You can also host offline fundraising events and send the money raised to our office (checks or money orders only – do not send cash through the mail). See below for more info on sending checks.

If someone wants to write a check, where can I send it?

If someone writes you a check, or you host an offline fundraising event, make the check out to Children’s Tumor Foundation and send it to:

Children’s Tumor Foundation
Attn: NF Endurance “Race you are doing”
120 Wall St., 16th Floor
New York, NY 10005

Make sure there is a note inside the envelope that says where the donation should be credited to. Or you can write your name on the memo line of the check.

When I send in a check, how long does it take to get uploaded to my page?

It usually takes 10 days for a check to be uploaded to your website, once we receive it in the office.

Are donations people make to my page tax deductible?

Online donations via fundraising pages will receive an automatic confirmation that serves as a tax deductible letter. If a donor misplaces the email, please contact us at nfendurance@ctf.org and we can resend the confirmation. For donations received through the mail, Children's Tumor Foundation will send a thank you letter acknowledging the gift with all necessary information for a tax deduction when they file their taxes.

How much of my donation goes back to fund the mission?

82% of what the Foundation raises is invested in NF research and programs.

Do matching gifts count towards my fundraising?

Yes. As long as you confirm with your NFE manager that your matching gift has been submitted, it will count. Matching gifts are posted once the corporation involved approves it. Every company has a different timetable for how they process gifts. If you have questions about your matching gift, please contact your company first to find out if the donation has been matched. If it has been, please contact us at nfendurance@ctf.org and we will do everything to ensure the donation appears on your page.

Social Media Artwork

Let the whole world know you’re doing amazing things to help us fight NF with these social media graphics:

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