50 Marathons. 50 IBD Heroes.

In 2018, I ran twenty-six marathons – that’s right, twenty-six of them – and they were all about you! In 2019 I ran another twelve and this year, 2020, I’m running even more – we are going to Race to 50! I will be running twelve more marathons over the next twelve months bringing the total to 50 marathons over a three year span.

My focus is on creating awareness by sharing the powerful stories of those battling Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, which are both types of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), and raising money to help find a cure. Each race is dedicated to a different friend, family member, or Team Challenge participant suffering from these diseases.

I started my journey with Team Challenge in 2010, and since that time heard countless heartbreaking stories from those battling Crohn’s and colitis. The IBD heroes behind these stories inspire and motivate me to do all that I can for them to help find a cure! The more we share our stories, the more awareness we create.

For my part, I will run – it’s what I do – and I’ll use this unique journey as my way of fighting alongside the strong and amazing people who graciously allowed me to share their stories with you.



Marc Blandin – National Endurance Coach, Team Challenge



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