Team JDRF

The New York City Chapter invites you to achieve something remarkable this year.  Join Team JDRF as we cross the finish line of New York City’s most prestigious endurance events while raising funds to cure, treat and prevent type 1 diabetes.  Are you up for the challenge?  You won’t have to face it alone — there are numerous benefits to membership on Team JDRF.


Team JDRF Membership Benefits:

  • Guaranteed entry for the Event
  • Virtual or in person professional training (depending on location)
  • Fundraising website and coaching – JDRF has created powerful online fundraising tools to make it easy for you to reach your goal.
  • Training Tee – upon completing your registration, you will receive a Team JDRF technical tee.
  • JDRF Race Day Singlet
  • Team gatherings throughout the season in NYC
  • Event for friends and family during event weekend

We are now accepting submissions for all events, and we encourage you to apply early.  Spots will fill up fast!  Please look below for specific information on each New York City Chapter endurance event.


NYC Half-Marathon –  TBD, 2015

The NYC Half-Marathon takes runners through famous landmarks such as Central Park and Times Square and attracts more than 10,000 runners.

For membership on the team, JDRF will require each runner to meet or exceed a fundraising minimum of $1,500.

If you have received entry into the 2014 NYC Half Marathon through the lottery you can still support JDRF.  For a fundraising minimum of $500 you can receive all of the same great team benefits.

Runners who join Team JDRF in the is event will be required to pay a registration fee to NYRR.

If you are interested in learning more about the NYC Half Marathon and Team JDRF, please contact Julia Briggs directly at (212) 478-4316 or jbriggs@jdrf.org.


NYC Triathlon – August 3, 2014 (Sunday)

The NYC Triathlon is an Olympic Distance race consisting of a 1500m swim, a 40k bike, and a 10k run.  If the NYC Triathlon has sold out to the general public, you can now partake in this rare opportunity by partnering with our team and receiving a guaranteed entry through JDRF.

For membership on Team JDRF, athletes will be required to meet or exceed a fundraising commitment of $2,500.  If you have already secured entry into the NYC Triathlon, you can still support JDRF by committing to raise or donate $1,500.

Athletes who join Team JDRF in the is event will be required to pay a registration fee to New York City Triathlon.

If you are interested in learning more about the NYC Triathlon and Team JDRF, please contact Julia Briggs directly at (212) 478-4316 or jbriggs@jdrf.org.


TCS NYC Marathon – November 2, 2014 (Sunday)

The NYC Marathon attracts many kinds of athletes from world-class professionals to first time marathon runners for the chance to excel in front of two million cheering spectators and 315 million worldwide television viewers.  As any past Team JDRF participant can attest, crossing the finish line in Central Park is one of the great thrills of a lifetime.

If you are interested in learning more about the 2014 NYC Marathon and Team JDRF, please contact Julia Briggs directly at (212) 478-4316 or jbriggs@jdrf.org.


Disney Marathon – January 7-11, 2015

DOPEY, GOOFY and the Full marathon are sold out! Let us know if you would like to be put on a waitlist.
Imagine a weekend of runs where every mile is filled with Disney fun! Join us at the 2015 Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend January 7-11, 2015, for a weekend of races that are magical as they are memorable.  From Disney’s Health & Fitness Expo to running through all four Theme Parks in the Marathon, to collecting your medal from Mickey Mouse and his friends, you’d be, well, goofy to miss it!  Available registration types:

• Half marathon – 13.1 miles through Magic Kingdom and Epcot
Minimum fundraising – with lodging $2,500 (double occupancy, January 9-10), without lodging $2,000, supporter $600

• Full marathon – 26.2 Magical Miles through four parks
Minimum fundraising – with lodging $2,500 (double occupancy, January 10-11), without lodging $2,000, supporter $600

• Goofy – Combines participation in both Half Marathon and Full Marathon
Minimum fundraising – with lodging $3,250 (double occupancy, January 9-11), without lodging $2,500, supporter $600

• Dopey – Participants will run the 5K, 10K, Half Marathon and Marathon
Minimum fundraising – with lodging $3,500 (double occupancy, January 7-11), without lodging $2,500, supporter $600

Supporter packages are for participants who have secured their race entry directly from Disney, but still wish to participate with Team JDRF and raise funds for T1D research.

If you are interested in learning more, please contact Julia Briggs directly at (212) 478-4316 or jbriggs@jdrf.org.


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JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes – Various dates throughout the year

Riders from around the world take on two challenges: raising the money needed to fund research for better treatments and a cure for diabetes, and reaching a personal training goal to prepare for a destination cycling experience.  The JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes offers:

- Multiple fundraising and mileage options
- Training with a certified coach
- Ride destinations designed for riders of all fitness levels

For further information about the Ride to Cure Diabetes program, please contact Julia Briggs at (212) 478-4316 or jbriggs@jdrf.org.