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We Joined R.A.B.!
"When Rachel was told she would be on biologic or chemotheraphy drugs for the rest of her life, I joined Rachel and supported her decision to start Hope For Crohn's® to raise awareness of Crohn's and to help find a cure.

I enjoy putting on endurance sports and our organization needed to find a better solution to save cost in order to raise funds for Crohn's research and outreach and education programs. Hence, the formation of our Athletes For Crohn's Program. We hope you will join us in our quest as you embark on the challenge of your endurance sport of your choice. Be it run/walk, bike, swim or multisport, we support your interest. We thank you for your support in helping us achieve our mission."
​Program Director
Race BeCause You Can
I race because I love it. I strive to do better each time and have a personal best in whatever the event is. Every once in a while, someone or something comes along and brings me back to the reality of "the bigger picture." Today that someone is Rachel A. Bonner, an amazing inspiration. I was supposed to race a different triathlon today (June 24th), but through a series of occurrences, I ended up in Pleasanton at a small first year triathlon. After meeting Rachel at packet pick-up the day before, I told myself, "Wow, I had better step up. If a teenager is doing what Rachel is doing for a debilitating disease, what am I doing?" I decided to go out and have fun and not worry about all the little things leading up to a race that cause you to go faster or slower. Speed really doesn't matter. I raced in honor of Rachel and my second cousin in England, who has been battling Crohn's for most of his life. He was an amazing runner and had to give it up because he got so sick from this disease. Today it was about just doing it for those who can't. I've created this page after the race to raise funds and see how much more I can contribute to the Hope for Crohn's charity. Please consider a donation, large or small. Any amount is appreciated. Thank you!
-Elaine, June 2012

Athlete's For Crohn's program starts with quality, taking to heart the needs of the athlete first. Hope For Crohn's® has built its reputation on striving to be the very best in the industry.

That reputation continues today, and will carry on far into the future. The staff and volunteers of Hope For Crohn's® know that excellence is in the very foundation of the business. If you, the valued athletes' aren’t getting the highest level of service to meet your needs, contact us using the form on the Contact page.

Email us at info@athletesforcrohnshfc.org to learn more about our program.
When you join the Athletes For Crohn’s Team, you are making a commitment to help fund organizations that are on the leading edge of Crohn's research to help Crohn’s patients who suffer daily in pain.

Hope For Crohn’s provides you with training and fundraising tools, a team experience, team apparel and other amenities.  We are looking for team members who are willing to work hard and do their part to reach their fundraising goal and beyond.

501(c)(3) Charitable Fundraising Organization
Race For Hope!
Athletes For Crohn's
TriRock Colorado Triathlon 7/13/2013
Triathlon Pacific Grove 9/14/2013
TriRock San Diego
Rock 'n Roll San Jose Half Marathon & Mini Marathon 10/6/2013
Marin Triathlon
Running Coach
Location: Dublin, CA
AFC Team

Coach Gomez holds a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology and Nutrition from Cal State Eastbay University. He is currently earning his Master’s degree at Cal State Eastbay University in Exercise Physiology.

Coach Gomez believes that knowing the science of the body is as important as the psychology. He believes that you can have the best workouts, equipment, and advice available to you but in the end it means nothing if a coach/trainer cannot teach you how to change your psychology to reach your goals. Coach Gomez strongly believes this to be true based on his experience with clients which is why he has decided to pursue his Life Coaching Certification to better prepare himself to help people not only transform their bodies but also their lifestyle.
Rock 'n Roll San Jose Half Marathon/10K/5K
Hope For Crohn's Blue Wave Triathlon
 5/16/2015, 2016
Hope For Crohn's Blue Wave Triathlon