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Come run with Team JDRF in the 2018 OhioHealth Cap City Half Marathon!

Team JDRF participants join in on the fun of the Cap City Half Marathon through miles, medals and most importantly moments! This is your moment to fundraise and help turn type one into type none! There’s something for everyone at these events with race distances of half marathon, quarter marathon and 5K.

When you join Team JDRF, we’re committed to supporting you with fundraising support before and throughout the race weekend. Know that you every step you take brings us closer to our finish line—a world without T1D.

Registration is now open!

Fundraising Details

Team JDRF is a partnership: you commit to raising a minimum dollar amount and in exchange, JDRF provides you with support and fun perks in the months leading up to and throughout the Cap City Half Marathon. Upon registering, you are asked to select your level of fundraising. (Click here for the fundraising options). Team JDRF is pleased to offer a variety of packages designed for all skill levels!

When you join Team JDRF at any package level you will receive:

  • Official Cap City Finisher Medal
  • Personal fundraising page and one on one fundraising support

Half Marathon

  • Team JDRF race day singlet
  • Team JDRF training performance t-shirt
  • Guaranteed Entry into the Cap City Half Marathon
  • Minimum fundraising of $500

Quarter Marathon

  • Team JDRF race day singlet
  • Team JDRF training performance t-shirt
  • Guaranteed Entry into the Cap City Half Marathon
  • Minimum fundraising of $500

5K Race

  • Team JDRF race day singlet
  • Team JDRF training performance t-shirt
  • Guaranteed Entry into the Cap City Half Marathon
  • Minimum fundraising of $300

JDRF Supporter*

  • Team JDRF race day singlet
  • Minimum fundraising of $150

Registration Fee is $100 for any entry and applied to your fundraising minimum.

*Please select the Team JDRF Supporter option if you have secured your own race entry for this event from the Cap City Half Marathon.

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact cmuhoberac@jdrf.org.

Schedule of Events

Team JDRF events are designed for runners and walkers from all over the country to come together and meet new people in a fun, energetic atmosphere while being surrounded by the T1D community! After all your dedication, fundraising, and training, you’ll come together at race weekend and have a fun-filled experience with memories to last a lifetime.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

• Packet Pick Up and OhioHealth Expotique (12pm-8pm)
  Vue Columbus
  95 Liberty St.
  Columbus, OH 43215

Friday, April 27, 2018
• Packet Pick Up and OhioHealth Expotique (10am-8pm)
  Vue Columbus
  95 Liberty St.
  Columbus, OH 43215

Saturday, April 28, 2018
• Half & Quarter Marathon Start—8am
• 5K Start—8:30am

Be sure to visit the OhioHealth Cap City Half Marathon event site for specific event day and weekend details including:
• Course map
• Gear check
• Runner perks for race weekend including post-race activities
• Entertainment along the course
• Race day parking and transportation information

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Team JDRF?

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?

Full marathon runners must be 18 years of age or older by the date of the Race. lf marathon runners must be 14 years of age or older by the date of the Race and 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 (packages start at $2,000) 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.

What kind of training should I do?

Our National Coach, Josh Maio, has excellent training plans for preparing for endurance Runs. We will help you adopt a training schedule and plan that is right for you.

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.

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