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Stay fit, challenge yourself, support FA research...

Team FARATeam FARA is made up of people around the globe who participate in endurance events on behalf of the Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA) with the goal of raising awareness and funds for FA research. Past Team FARA members have registered as individuals and groups in local marathons, ½ marathons, triathlons, ironman competitions, bike tours, 5K runs and even organized their own summit climbs. With the FARA name in their fundraising materials, local press releases, and on their race jerseys, Team FARA members are introducing the general public to this rare disease and the importance of supporting FA research.

All questions about Team FARA can be directed to the Manager of Grassroots Events at

Join Team FARA & Participate in a Local Event!

You can join Team FARA simply by registering in a local athletic event of your choice and participating in FARA's name! FARA will provide a Team FARA running jersey for those raising $300 or more! Those raising $750 or more will also receive a FARA pullover fleece jacket. If you're interested in joining or supporting Team FARA, you may register or donate at Team FARA 2021.


Support Team FARA in the 2021 TCS New York City Marathon

The Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA) was named an Official Charity Partner for the 2021 TCS New York City Marathon, taking place on November 7. This year serves as the 50th celebratory running of the marathon. FARA will be among the more than 400 official charity partners providing thousands of runners the opportunity to run in the world’s most popular marathon.

Six Team FARA members will be running the marathon to redefine what is possible when we work together towards a common goal- treatments and a cure for Friedreich's ataxia (FA). You can join them in supporting the urgent pace of the research by making a donation on behalf of their efforts at

If you are interested in being part of a future marathon team, please email to be placed on our waitlist.



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