The Lincoln National Guard Marathon and Half-Marathon is run on a citywide course that starts and finishes on the campus of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Join 12,500 runners, including a large team of JDRF supporters in this highly sought after event. Improve your health, improve your time, run longer, run farther – whatever your reason you will have helped improve the lives of those living with diabetes!
JDRF secured Lincoln Marathon spots are limited to 40. In order to secure one of these reserved spots, you must have $250 collected by January 15th, 2014.
Unique ID codes are given to participants, who then register at the race site. The codes will not be given out to participants until they have a minimum of $250 raised towards their $500 total.
Race Options and Fundraising Minimums:
Registration Fee is $100 for any entry.
Team JDRF to Cure Diabetes is a partnership: Runners commit to a fundraising minimum. In exchange, JDRF provides runners with support and coaching in the months leading up to as well as throughout the Race weekend, so that runners can spend the weekend running, exploring, and enjoying the experience of a lifetime!
Some of what may be included:
Upon completing your registration, you will receive a Team JDRF technical tee, so that you can prepare for your race and tell the world you are running to help find a cure for T1D!
Get together with your fellow Marathon Runners and celebrate your accomplishments on and off the course!
All runners will receive a Team JDRF to Cure Diabetes singlet to wear on Race day.
The knowledge that you've made a significant difference in the fight against diabetes.
Team JDRF to Cure Diabetes is a partnership: Runners commit to raising a minimum dollar amount and in exchange, JDRF provides each runner with support and coaching in the months leading up to and throughout the Race weekend. Upon registering, you will be asked to commit to a minimum fundraising level of $500. Many participants are surprised at how easy it is to meet and surpass this goal. JDRF has created powerful online fundraising tools to make it easy for you to reach your goal. Your local JDRF chapter will help you throughout your process with materials, ideas, and support.
Full marathon runners must be 12 years of age or older by the date of the Race. Half Marathon runners must be 8 years of age or older by the date of the Race. All runners under 18 years of age must have a signed parental/guardian consent form.
All runners must fully complete the registration form and submit a non-refundable registration fee. The registration fee must be paid during the registration process via credit card and will count towards your fundraising minimum. Click here to access the registration form online.
Upon completing your registration, you will be asked to commit to being responsible for the remaining balance of your fundraising minimum, should you not reach it. We make a commitment to provide you with support for your Race weekend and the training to get you prepared for it. It is important to the program that you are able to commit to reaching your fundraising minimum and we are here to help you every step of the way.
The Lincoln National Guard Marathon and Half-Marathon is run on a citywide course that starts and finishes on the campus of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Runners in both races share a common start and run a loop route past the Nebraska State Capitol, along Sheridan Boulevard, past Union College, along the Highway 2 bike path, past the Lincoln County-City Building and back to the Half-Marathon finish on the UNL Campus. Marathoners then follow an out-and-back route to Holmes Park passing the Sunken Gardens, Folsom Children’s Zoo and Antelope Park.
Visit the Lincoln Marathon page for more information.
Team JDRF to Cure Diabetes is a unique and exciting way to fight diabetes. Participants choose Run locations and run for their choice of distance (usually a half or a full marathon) to raise money for JDRF. Runners from around the country 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 race experience.
Where is my local chapter?
Working together, JDRF has more than 100 Chapters, Branches, and Affiliates worldwide. Please click here to locate your local JDRF chapter or call 888.533.9255 for further information.
Who can run?
Marathon runners must be 18 years of age or older by the date of the race. Half marathon, Relay and 5K runners must be 14 years of age or older by the date of the Race. All runners under 18 years of age must have a signed parental/guardian consent form.
Is there a deadline for meeting my fundraising minimum?
Yes. We understand that this may be the most money you have ever attempted to raise and you may feel unsure about whether you will be able to do it. We have found that if you follow the recommended guidelines and use the materials provided, you will be more successful than you think! Contact your JDRF Chapter for detailed information on fundraising schedules and timelines developed to help you reach your goals.
Isn't it hard to meet the fundraising requirement?
Not according to many of our past participants. Once you start contacting people, you will be surprised how quickly the money (and the admiration) rolls in. JDRF has created powerful online fundraising tools to make it easier for you to reach your goal, and your local JDRF chapter can help you with materials, ideas, and support.
Are there different fundraising packages available?
Yes, as a runner, you'll commit to a fundraising minimum and in exchange, JDRF will provide you with support and coaching during the months leading up to as well as throughout the JDRF Ride weekend. JDRF has created powerful online fundraising tools to make it easier for you to reach your goal, and your local JDRF chapter can help you with materials, ideas, and support.
Does the required registration fee count towards my fundraising?
Yes! The required registration fee will count toward your fundraising.
Does my fundraising minimum cover the cost of the marathon bib fee?
Yes, the marathon bib is free to registered runners.
How much time do I have to commit to this?
How much time you train is completely up to you. Your JDRF Coach can help you determine the best time commitment for your fitness level. If you are a novice, most coaches will recommend you begin training 16 weeks before a full marathon and 12 weeks before a half marathon.