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Team Challenge Recruiting Participants to Take Over the Big Easy at 2016 Rock 'n' Roll New Orleans Half Marathon.

NEW YORK, Oct.14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- New Orleans is one of the country's most culturally, architecturally, and musically interesting cities. It will serve as the picturesque backdrop for Team Challenge, the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America's (CCFA) endurance training and fundraising program, to take over the city on February 28, 2016 for the Rock 'n' Roll New Orleans Marathon, Half Marathon & 10k.

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For the first time ever, Team Challenge is recruiting for participants to run through the Big Easy while raising critical funds and awareness of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Collectively known as inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are painful, medically incurable diseases that attack the digestive system. There are more than 1.6 million Americans living with these chronic, debilitating diseases.

"Team Challenge provides people with an opportunity to raise critical research dollars while training to do something that, for many people, they never imagined they'd be able to do,"said Craig Comins, vice president of Team Challenge . "It is inspiring to see a group of people come together, some who have these diseases and some who do not, united in the mission of finding a cure for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis."

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Over the past eight years, Team Challenge has become one of the premier multisport endurance training programs in the country, having trained more than 15,000 runners, walkers, triathletes, and cyclists. In exchange for fundraising, Team Challenge participants receive personalized training by professional coaches in local markets for an entire season. Participants also receive an expenses-paid weekend to a great destination race covering race registration fees, lodging, meals, and travel accommodations.

About the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America

The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) is the largest non-profit voluntary health agency dedicated to finding cures for inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). CCFA's mission is to cure Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improve the quality of life of children and adults who suffer from these diseases. The Foundation works to fulfill its mission by funding research, providing educational resources for patients and their families, medical professionals, and the public, and furnishing supportive services for those afflicted with IBD. For more information, visit or call 888-694-8872.

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