Type One’s annual Renegade Run has gone virtual this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic but participants are encouraged to join in this fund-raising effort to support type 1 diabetes research.
For the past eight years, the nonprofit organization Type One has held the Renegade Run Obstacle Course Race in Hingham’s Wompatuck State Park and Bare Cove Park to support diabetes research and a cure. This year, a four-mile Renegade Virtual Run, which includes 20 challenging “obstacles,” will be held Sept. 12-27.
Type One was founded in 2012 by a group of South Shore residents to support their friend Tyson Sunnerberg, who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, an autoimmune disease in which a person’s pancreas stops producing insulin, when he was 21 years old.
With this year’s Renegade Virtual Run, a 20-20 challenge is presented: 20 obstacles with 20 reps each. These obstacles can be done at any time throughout the course. The obstacles are all bodyweight exercises that use an individual’s own weight to provide resistance against gravity, such as pushing, pulling, squatting, bending, twisting and balancing. The list of exercises is provided to registrants via their confirmation email.
Friends, families and co-workers have the option to form Virtual Teams as they complete the online registration process. There will be free tech t-shirts and finisher medals for those who complete the race, a commemorative bib, as well as opportunities to win prizes.
Type One’s Renegade Virtual Run sponsors support the Type One Cares campaign, a charity that is making significant strides to support individuals living with type 1 diabetes, while continuing to fund research at the Faustman Lab at Massachusetts General Hospital. To date, the Renegade Run has generated over $100,000 to support the Faustman Lab, which is focused on discovering and developing new treatments for type 1 diabetes, a vaccine for the reversal of long-term type 1 diabetes and other autoimmune diseases.
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