7,000 Mile Challenge

7,000 Mile Challenge

12,006 total miles

Uplifting Athletes is rallying its extensive network behind one initiative this summer so that we can continue to support our friends and partners in the Rare Disease Community. Together #WeTackleRare

$54,001Raised of $150,000

Rally Support For Rare Diseases

We recognize that people affected by rare diseases are fighting against a finite clock that doesn’t stop because of COVID-19. We want to let the Rare Disease Community know that we won’t stop fighting for them!

To help Uplifting Athletes continue its mission to inspire the Rare Disease Community with hope through the power of sport, we encourage everyone to join our team and sign up for the 7,000 Mile Challenge this summer.

This virtual event hosted by Uplifting Athletes on July 17-26 will help elevate the rare disease cause and bring attention to the more than 7,000 known rare diseases.

It does not matter whether you are a casual walker, an avid runner, swimmer, cyclist or roll on wheels of any kind, YOU can help make a difference wherever you are.

Track your mileage any or every day throughout the 10-day challenge and add it to the collective Uplifting Athletes total. You can also collect pledges for every mile you contribute to the challenge to support the mission of Uplifting Athletes.

The goal is to collectively track more than 7,000 miles and raise $150,000 to support Uplifting Athletes’ mission and its four programs.


Team Name

Get Active & Join The 7,000 Mile Challenge

Step 1: Join a team, create a team or participate on your own

Step 2: Collect pledges per mile

Step 3: Run, walk, swim, bike or roll your miles every day between July 17th and July 26th

Community Activity

Anonymous donated $25 to Maryland Community

2 days ago

Sarah Burgos donated $25 to Maryland Community

Thank you for supporting a good cause!

2 days ago

Anonymous donated $50 to Davidson Community

6 days ago

Anonymous donated $2,000 to Clemson Community

a week ago

Anonymous donated $250 to Uplifting Athletes

a week ago

Uplifting Athletes Mission

Founded in 2007, Uplifting Athletes fulfills its mission to inspire the Rare Disease Community with hope through the power of sport with a powerful network of over 20 college football student-athlete led chapters, Uplifting Ambassadors and Team UA participants.

Since its inception, Uplifting Athletes has raised more than $5 million to support the mission of Uplifting Athletes and its charitable programs: Rare Disease Awareness, Rare Disease Research, Uplifting Experiences and Uplifting Leaders.