Since 1989, the Run For Research marathon program has made a dramatic impact on the American Liver Foundation's mission -- to prevent, treat and cure the over 100 types of liver disease through research, education and advocacy. Last year's team raised over $1.2 million and had team members from across the United States, Canada, London, and Japan. Team members receive a comprehensive training program presented by fitness professionals for runners of all levels, informative team meetings and fun social events, weekly group runs, two long runs on the marathon course, team clothing, luxury buses to the start line, and complimentary massages and snacks post-race. To help runners excel in raising funds, the American Liver Foundation also provides fundraising tips, resources and supplies. Run for Research isn’t about your race time or past race experience – our team is made of up of outstanding people who are looking to run for a reason!