Join us in Making a Difference with Every Mile!
Team Tourette is an official charity of the TCS New York City Marathon! This sought after marathon, offering a beautiful course lined with cheering spectators, travels through the neighborhood of all five boroughs of New York City, over bridges and ends in Central Park. This is a Full Marathon (26.2 miles).
You will register with us on this site at no cost to you. However you will pay your registration fee directly to the New York Road Runners. Once you register with us, we will enter you into the NYRR system and you will receive an email with a link to register for your guaranteed entree.
Each participant is required to raise a minimum of $3000. Once your registration with NYRR is complete you will receive information on how to set up a fundraising page on Crowdrise. Participants can send out their fundraising page via email and on social media to ask people to sponsor them in the event.
The funds raised will benefit research, foster awareness, and support necessary programs.Together we can make a difference in the lives of people affected by Tourette and tic disorders!
Please check back periodically for additional updates. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Tracey Alexander, Vice President, Resource Development & Chapter Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tourette is part of a spectrum of hereditary, childhood-onset, neurodevelopmental conditions referred to as Tic Disorders. These conditions affect both children and adults, causing them to make sudden, uncontrollable movements and/or sounds called tics (e.g. head bobbing, arm jerking, shoulder shrugging and grunting). Non-tic features, such as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and learning difficulties, often develop in affected individuals. Symptoms in Tic Disorders can range from mild to severe and, in some cases, can be self-injurious, debilitating and markedly reduce quality of life.
While some treatments are available for people with Tourette and other Tic Disorders, approaches to care are inconsistent and medications are often ineffective.