About Us

Team Believe Inc. started in 2009 as a grassroots effort among local runners with a desire to utilize our enthusiasm for the sport for the greater good of the Central New York community.  At the core of the program is the belief that there is strength in numbers, both as a training philosophy and as a fundraising program.  Since inception, Team Believe members have raised over $82,000.00 and donated it back to organizations throughout Central New York.  Team Believe is an IRS registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Becoming a Team Believe member is easy and open to all runners and walkers who desire to make a difference, no matter what their running or walking abilities may be.  Team Believe members fundraise or donate their registration fee, though larger donations are encouraged as all proceeds support the Team Believe mission.  In return, members receive a comprehensive team training program designed to help achieve running or walking goals, and the satisfaction of knowing that they've helped others in their community.

In 2014, Team Believe members proudly raised and donated over $12,000.00 to five local organizations, all of which directly help children and their families in the Central New York community.  These organizations are:

GiGi's Playhouse - a one-of-a-kind achiever center for individuals with Down Syndrome, their families and the community.  GiGi's Playhouse offers more than 25 therapeutic and educational programs all of which are free of charge.
Hope for Bereaved - is dedicated to helping grieving children, teens and adults by providing support groups and counseling at no charge.
NY District 8 Challenger Baseball - a CNY baseball league for children with various special needs, physical handicaps and developmental delays.
The Dream Factory - grants dreams to critically and chronically ill children from the ages of three through eighteen.
Mary Nelson Youth Center - a Syracuse youth center that focuses on Education, Health, Career, Services, Violence, and Economics.

Our goal race for 2015 will be the Dunn Tire Mountain Goat Run in Syracuse, NY, on Sunday, May 3, 2015.  The Team Believe program is designed to prepare team members both mentally and physically for both the 10-mile Mountain Goat Run, and the 3K (approx.l.8 mile) Run/Walk.

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