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 – Sunday, March 16, 2014

The 2014 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 2014 NYC Half Marathon and Team JDRF, please contact Julia Briggs directly at (212) 478-4316 or jbriggs@jdrf.org.


New Jersey Marathon and Half Marathon – Sunday, April 27, 2014

The NJ Marathon is one of the top events in the northeast attracting over 10,000 athletes each year.  Starting in Long Branch, the marathon follows the beautiful seaside coastline through local beach towns.  This course is very popular with both runners and spectators alike, remaining fast and flat with exciting oceanfront scenery.  The event offers a full marathon, half marathon and a 2-person half-marathon relay.  The full marathon is a USAT-certified marathon, and many runners use this event to qualify for additional races throughout the year.

Runners who join Team JDRF in this event will be required to meet or exceed a fundraising commitment which includes a registration fee.

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


NYC Triathlon – Sunday, August 3, 2014

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.


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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.


TCS NYC Marathon – Sunday, November 2, 2014

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.