Gwendolyn Strong Foundation


One person. One dollar. One mile at a time!

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The Gwendolyn Strong Foundation (theGSF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity dedicated to increasing awareness of Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), the leading genetic killer of young children, supporting families impacted and accelerating research focused on ending this cruel disease. NEVER GIVE UP. Team GSF Races:

2018 Team Owen New Bedford Half MarathonJoin Team Owen Simmons as they once again "Run For Those Who Can't" in New Bedford, Massachusetts in memory of forever 23-month-old Owen Simmons.

2017 She.Is. BeautifulCALLING ALL AWESOME LADIES! Run 5K/10K for Team GSF! Grab your PINK, channel your NEVER GIVE UP., and hit the race course for an inspiring day.

2016 Team GSF Santa Barbara Marathon: Join Team GSF this November as we once again compete in the Santa Barbara Half Marathon. MAKE YOUR RUN MATTER!

Dopey Challenge For SMA : Brian Chesteen has turned a courageous weight loss journey into an opportunity to make a difference for SMA. In honor of Nora Gooden, Brian will run 48.6 miles in 4 days.  

The Stones 7 Countries in 7 Days Tour: The Stone family: Chris, Laurie, Connor and Jessica are driving through 7 European countries in 7 days and raising awareness and funding all along their journey! 

Team Lucy: In honor of courageous Lucy Lunt, friends and family continually run so one day she can too! 

Team Run For Owen: Team Run For Owen started in 2008 by Lauren Lundy O'Connor. Lauren runs in loving memory of forever 5-month-old Owen Shuler. She has motivated non-runners and runners alike to join her in running around the world to help end SMA.


Past Events: Team Jenna, Team Charlie's Angels, Stephen Taylor 100 Miles 4 Owen, Team Kadence, Team Lucy's Legs, Run For Nora, Tri For SMA, Climb4SMA, 2011 Team Jenna, 2011 Team Owen NB Half, 2011 Team GSF SBIM, Team Callie NC Marathon, Molly's Mommy Friends, Team Will & Lily, Killer B Indoor Tri, Magda's 50 Miles of Positivity, Mike Paskin IronMan, David Price IronMan | Read More about these events >>