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2018 New Jersey Marathon – April 29, 2018

Run in the shadows of the shore’s iconic music joints, retrace the footsteps of Springsteen, and cruise past the endless beach towns of Ocean Grove, Allenhurst, Deal, Monmouth Beach, Loch Arbour, and Long Branch.

The Half and Full Marathon courses offer the best of the Jersey Shore. Flat and fast with miles of boardwalk in between.

And, the 5K is the best way to begin race weekend. If you have separation anxiety with the ocean, this course is for you. The 5K is entirely contained on the Long Branch Boardwalk.

Race Options and Fundraising Minimums:

  • Full Marathon – $1000
  • Full Marathon Supporter* – $1000
  • Half Marathon – $750
  • Half Marathon Supporter* – $750
  • 5K Race – $500
  • 5K Race Supporter* – $500

*Please select the supporter option if you have secured your own race entry.

Registration Fee is $50 for any entry.

For more information or questions, please contact Emily A. Miller of JDRF New Jersey Metro and Rockland County Chapter at (732) 219-6654 or

Fundraising Details

Team JDRF is a partnership: you commit to raising a minimum dollar amount and in exchange, JDRF provides you with support, coaching and fun perks in the months leading up to and throughout the New Jersey Marathon weekend. Upon registering, you are asked to select your level of fundraising.

We are pleased to offer a variety of packages designed for all skill levels!

When you join Team JDRF at any package level:
• Paid race entry fee for Full, Half and 5K
• Official New Jersey Marathon finisher medal
• Team JDRF training performance T-shirt
• Team JDRF race day shirt
• Official New Jersey Marathon race shirt
• Personal fundraising page, tools and one-on-one support
• Team JDRF gear bag drop-off/pick-up
• Access to pre-race party at Diadora Race Exposition

Full Marathon - $1,000 fundraising minimum

Half Marathon - $750 fundraising minimum

Additional benefits for Full and Half Marathon participants include:
• Can of cold Asbury Park Brewery beer at Post-Race Party (Must be 21+)
• Free parking at start line
• Access to Post-Race Party
• Team JDRF goody bag

5K - $500 fundraising minimum
Race takes place on Saturday, April 28. If you have separation anxiety with the ocean, this course is for you. The 5K is entirely contained on the Long Branch Boardwalk. The race kicks off the RWJBarnabas Health Family Day which includes kids races and family-friendly entertainment for everyone.

JDRF Supporter – Available for Full, Half and 5K fundraising minimums
This option is for participants who have secured their own race entry and would like to fundraise to help fund a cure for type 1 diabetes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can run?

Team JDRF is in alignment with the New Jersey Marathon series minimum age requirements.

Full marathon participants must be at least 18 years or older by race day. Half marathon participants must be 14 years or older by race day.

Do I get any fun New Jersey Marathon commemorative items?
Yes, in addition to the benefits that you get for being part of Team JDRF, you will also receive some special items from the New Jersey Marathon. Some of those items include: a race shirt, finisher’s medal, can of cold Asbury Park Brewer beer at Post-Race Party (Must be 21+), free parking at start line, access to festivities at Diadora Race Exposition and Post-Race Party, and uninterrupted running through the heart of the Jersey Shore.

How much time do I have to commit to this?
How much time you train is completely up to you. 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.

Does the $50 registration fee count towards my fundraising?
Yes! The $50 required registration fee will be the first donation to your Team JDRF fundraising campaign.

Are there course time limits for each race distance?
Yes! The course time limits vary by distance. If you aren’t sure and want further details on time limits, click here.

Is there a fundraising minimum?
Yes, as a participant, you'll commit to a fundraising minimum (packages start at $500). In exchange, JDRF will provide you with support during the months and weeks leading up to the New Jersey Marathon.

Is there a deadline for meeting my fundraising minimums?
Yes, and JDRF is here to help you make sure you raise your fundraising minimum 30 days after the event. With our fundraising resources and staff support, we’re confident you’ll be successful!

What if I need to drop from the race?
Registration fees are non-refundable. Any donations received will remain in the participant’s account. Transferring of money to any other participant’s account is not permitted.

Isn’t it hard to meet the fundraising requirement?
Not according to 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 will help you with materials, ideas and support as you meet and exceed your goal.

What is Team JDRF?
Team JDRF provides entry into some of the country’s most exciting challenge events. Join a team that’s united in the common purpose of creating a world without type 1 diabetes.

Designed for JDRF supporters of all fitness levels, Team JDRF is a partnership. Participants commit to raising a minimum dollar amount, and in exchange JDRF provides support and coaching leading up to and throughout the challenge event.