Choose Your Own Event - 2018

Join us on January 1, 2018


Choose a Race. Choose a Minimum. Choose your Inspiration.


It's all up to you!


Team Spina Bifida's Choose Your Own Event program allows you to participate in an athletic event in your community or location of choice while raising awareness about and funds for Spina Bifida. Whether you choose a marathon, half-marathon, 10K, 5K, color run, triathlon, bike race, or other endeavor, you can participate on your own or form a team with friends and family. Just register for your local race, then register with Team Spina Bifida. 


In exchange for a $30 registration fee (per person), you’ll receive a Team Spina Bifida racing shirt, your own personal webpage, a fundraising toolkit, and ongoing staff support. Unlike many other marathon programs, Team Spina Bifida doesn't mandate a formal training program. We allow you to train at your own pace and on your own time for whichever endurance event you choose. Your fundraising goal is also up to you. There are no minimums. Some people raise $250, while others raise $2,500! 


NOTE: When selecting your race, make sure that you investigate participation options. Due to the terrain of many race courses, time limits imposed, and entry rules, not all races allow wheelchair participants, hand cycle participants, or walkers. 


For more information about Team Spina Bifida, contact Elizabeth (Liz) Merck at, (202) 618-4754, or fill out the Contact Form below.






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$2,426.16 Raised
4 Participants