Team Lemon

Team Lemon

Race with us! Join Team Lemon

Run, walk, bike, or swim and help fight childhood cancer. When you join ALSF’s charity racing team, you’ll raise awareness by wearing one of our fantastic Team Lemon shirts at a race of your choice.

Join Now

Team Lemon

Race with us! Join Team Lemon

Run, walk, bike, or swim and help fight childhood cancer. When you join ALSF’s charity racing team, you’ll raise awareness by wearing one of our fantastic Team Lemon shirts at a race of your choice.

Join Now

How to Join

There are two easy ways to join Team Lemon! 

Option 1 – We Provide the Race Slot

  1. Select a race from our list of available races — we have slots in many popular and sold-out races across the United States
  2. Fill out the information form
  3. We will pay your registration fee and send you information about the race and your fundraising responsibilities

If you’d like us to provide your race slot, choose one from our list to join Team Lemon!

Option 2 – “BYO” (Bring Your Own) Race Slot

  1. Choose to participate in any race you want
  2. Sign up for the race yourself and pay your race registration/entry fee
  3. Register with us and set your own fundraising goal (no minimum)
  4. We’ll send you information about fundraising and connect you to our race coach!

If you’ve already registered for a race, click here to join Team Lemon!

Upcoming Races

Date and Time Address
Full Marathon: 10 Slots Available
First Half Marathon: 5 Slots Available
Second Half Marathon: 5 Slots Available
5K: 10 Slots Available
July 27, 2018 to July 29, 2018
San Francisco, CA
United States

Run 76 city blocks in the heart of Philadelphia!

10K: 12 Slots Available
August 26, 2018
Philadelphia, PA
United States

Come run one of the Abbott World Marathon Majors!

Marathon: 3 Slots Available
September 16, 2018
Berlin
Germany

Join Team Lemon in celebration of the Disneyland Paris 25th Anniversary with a magical running weekend!

5K + Hotel: 6 Slots Available
10K + Hotel: 8 Slots Available
Half Marathon + Hotel: 9 Slots Available
31K Challenge + Hotel: 10 Slots Available
36K Challenge + Hotel: 7 Slots Available
September 21, 2018 to September 23, 2018
Paris
France
Half Marathon: 9 Slots Available
October 21, 2018
Ventura, CA
United States

What Makes Us Unique

Team Lemon is meaningful, fun and motivating. There’s no minimum amount of money you have to raise to be a member. Here are some reasons our members join:

Motivation

“The race was a real challenge, as the temperatures were solidly into the 90s. But I have to say, I put a Lemonade Stand tattoo on my forearm so that I could see my motivation and remember what hard days really are…it worked.” 

–Kristen Weinberger

Team Spirit

“It was so wonderful feeling so united as a team for such a great cause. The sense of camaraderie displayed by the team carried us all forward across the finish line.” 

–Margaret O’Callaghan

Inspiration

“Sore muscles, leg pain, knee pain, back pain, so tired! I would do it all over again for Alex’s Lemonade Stand. A great charity to promote. We had a blast!” 

–Steve Bicknell

Team Lemon Membership Benefits

  • A Team Lemon tech t-shirt to show you’re part of the team.
  • Personal Training Assistance: Access to Team Lemon’s coach, customized training plan, be partnered up with others in your area, and connect with other Team Lemon athletes through our Team Lemon private Facebook group.
  • Fundraising Support: Free fundraising kit available when you register, ongoing communication with our fundraising coach, access to a publicist and social media specialist to help you spread the word. We’ll provide you with an online fundraising page which makes it easy for you to receive donations online, track your progress, post photos, blog about your training and share updates with family and friends.
  • Discount at Alex's Shop: Save on merchandise, including performance shirts, hats, water bottles and more.
  • Unique program, no fundraising minimum: Unlike other charity race programs, you are not required to fundraise to participate and enjoy team benefits. Fundraising minimums are only required if you choose to take one of our race slots.

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What is Team Lemon?

Team Lemon is the endurance fundraising team for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF). Athletes can join Team Lemon and raise funds for kids fighting cancer, while being coached to fulfill their own personal goals.

Where does the money go?

All funds raised by Team Lemon participants go directly to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research, a registered 501(c)3 charity. Careful distribution of our childhood cancer research grants allows doctors to bring the latest and most promising lifesaving treatments to seriously ill children. These grants provide hope for childhood cancer patients. Visit our Where the Money Goes section to learn more about how your donation helps.

What sports can I participate in as part of Team Lemon?

Team Lemon athletes run, walk, bike and swim (or a combination of all!) for endurance events, from 5K & 10K races to marathons and triathlons. It’s not just limited to races…Team Lemon members also register for other activities like a long distance hike through the Grand Canyon!

Is it fun being on Team Lemon?

Yes! Being a part of Team Lemon allows you to have training and fundraising support for the sport you enjoy and feel great about achieving your goals. It’s also inspiring to know that you’re helping kids fight cancer.

I have never run a race before, can I participate?

Of course! ALSF welcomes everyone to join Team Lemon. With hard work and determination, you will reach your goal and finish your race. Many first-timers have done it successfully and signed up for more races.

Do I need to be fast to join Team Lemon?

Not at all. Team Lemon welcomes athletes of all ability levels.

How do I apply for Team Lemon?

It’s easy to apply through TeamLemon.org. When joining Team Lemon, you have 2 options:

1) Register for any race on your own and then apply to be part of the team. You will receive a Team Lemon shirt, incentives for fundraising, coaching and more…all with no fundraising minimum!

2) You can apply for one of Team Lemon’s race slots that are currently available. You can find an updated list of races here. These races have a fundraising minimum, but also allow you to participate in popular races that are otherwise sold out.

I want to apply for one of the race slots you have available. What will my fundraising minimum be?

Fundraising minimums vary by race. For information about the race you are interested in, click on the application for that specific race. Your fundraising coach will work with you to help you achieve your fundraising goal.

How do I register a fundraising webpage?
  • BYO participants - Click here to create your page.
  • Participants who apply to a race slot - After your application has been processed, you will receive a specific link to register the page. You will also have the option to create your page as a “team page” so that other members participating in the race can join your team page rather than create their own team. Your fundraising page is a great tool to not only raise funds leading up to your race, but also to let friends and family know about your training and experience.
I am planning on racing as part of a team. How does this impact my fundraising minimum and incentives?

All fundraising minimums are based on individual participation. This means that your fundraising minimum reflects however many slots you are utilizing in the race. (Example: $4000 raised by 4 team members means that $1000 has been raised by each member.)

What happens if I cannot participate in my event?

If you cannot participate in your race for any reason and you have signed an agreement with ALSF/Team Lemon to reach a fundraising minimum, we require that you raise the minimum amount. This is because current race partners do not allow Team Lemon to transfer entries. As a thank you for raising the minimum amount, you will be given first preference/choice of an entry in the following year’s race (same race) unless otherwise agreed upon by ALSF/Team Lemon.

If you drop from the race for any reason prior to the race registration deadline, you are not required to meet the fundraising minimum if an alternative runner can be found by ALSF/Team Lemon. The alternative runner must register in your place before the race registration deadline set by the race partner.

Fundraisers with Recent Donations

NameLocationRaised
Team Sweet TLeesburg, VA$0
French Lemonade is The BEST LemonadeAzle, TX$50
Cathy’s Birthday Half Marathon Run for Team LemonSan Jose , CA$100
Melissa Alfred’s Team Lemon NYC MarathonNew York, NY$1,080
NBDTampa, FL$50
Tay's Redeem Dream TeamSparkill, NY$0
Blessings for BellaHauppauge, NY$50
Squeeze the DayRaleigh, NC$50
Team Hot RodPoughkeepsie, NY$150
Team Morgan!New York, NY$665

Questions?

Contact Team Lemon at [email protected]