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Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend presented by Cigna
January 3-7, 2018

LIMITED SPOTS STILL AVAILABLE TO RUN WITH TEAM JDRF! 

Come run with Team JDRF in the SOLD OUT 25th Anniversary Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend Celebration!

Join Team JDRF in the spectacular 25th Anniversary Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend and experience a magical weekend while helping to Turn Type One into Type None.  Four race distances (from 5K to a full marathon) or two multi race challenges, means that there’s something for everyone during this fun-filled weekend.

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

  • Team JDRF training t-shirt
  • Team JDRF race day shirt
  • Personal fundraising page and one on one fundraising support
  • Opportunity to book lodging through Team JDRF Hotel block
  • Special Team JDRF bag check at the Team JDRF tent
  • Team JDRF Family reunion tent at the finish lines at all four races
  • Opportunity to purchase specially priced 2 day passes to Walt Disney World®Parks


Race Options and Fundraising Packages:
Team JDRF is excited to offer several options for you to participate in the biggest weekend celebration ever with amazing sights, spectacular surprises and fantastic runs for the whole family including the 25th Anniversary Walt Disney World® Marathon.

Click here to find out the variety of packages available for you!

If you are interested in an event that is sold out, please fill out our wait list form and we will let you know if a spot opens up on our team.

 

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Why Team JDRF

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Your Commitment to joining Team JDRF:  

Meeting your fundraising minimum
Team JDRF to Cure Diabetes is a partnership: Runners commit to a fundraising minimum. In exchange, JDRF provides runners with support and/or 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! Upon registering, you are asked to select your race distance and level of fundraising. (Check out the 2018 Team JDRF Fundraising Packages)

Registration Fee
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.

Agree to the Contract and Financial Policies & Commitments
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.

Raise the Funds for Research
Upon registering, you will be asked to commit to a minimum fundraising amount. 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.

 

 

 

 

 

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Fundraising Details

Team JDRF is pleased to offer a variety of packages for all skill levels! You will receive lot’s of help along the way and most of all, by participating you are helping Turn Type One into Type None!

 

Level Event Benefits
$500 Supporter
  • Team JDRF training t-shirt
  • Team JDRF race day shirt
  •  Personal fundraising page and one on one fundraising support
  • Team JDRF Family reunion tent at the finish lines at all four races
  • Special Team JDRF bag check at the Team JDRF tent
  • Opportunity to purchase specially priced 2 day passes to
    Walt Disney World® Parks
  • Opportunity to book lodging through Team JDRF Hotel block
  • One ticket to Team JDRF team celebration event
  • Research update session from JDRF
$750 5K
  • Guaranteed entry into the
    Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend event
  • Comprehensive 5K training program provided
  • Team JDRF training t-shirt
  • Team JDRF race day shirt
  • Personal fundraising page and one on one fundraising support
  • Opportunity to book lodging through Team JDRF Hotel block
  • Special Team JDRF bag check at the Team JDRF tent
  • Team JDRF Family reunion tent at the finish line
  • Opportunity to purchase specially priced 2 day passes to
    Walt Disney World® Parks and to purchase discounted tickets to the Team JDRF Team celebration event
  • Research update session from JDRF
$1,000 10K
  • All benefits from  (5K package)
  • Virtual training support from certified Team JDRF National Coach
  • (2)tickets to Team JDRF team celebration event
$2,000 Half Marathon
  • All benefits from (5K package)
  • Virtual coaching by a certified Team JDRF National  Running Coach who can develop a personalized training plan
  • (2) tickets to Team JDRF team celebration event
  • Opportunity to book lodging through Team JDRF Hotel block
  • (1) Walt Disney World® Parks  two-day pass and opportunity to purchase additional for friends and family
$3,500 Half Marathon w/lodging
  • All benefits from (Half Marathon package)
  • (2) nights lodging (Friday & Saturday) with roundtrip ground transportation to and from the airport
$2,000 Full Marathon
  • All benefits from (Half Marathon non-lodging package)
$3,500 Full Marathon w/lodging
  • All benefits from (Half Marathon non-lodging package)
  • (2) nights lodging (Friday & Saturday or Saturday & Sunday) with roundtrip ground transportation to and from the airport
$2,750 Goofy
  • All benefits from (Half Marathon non-lodging package)
$4,000 Goofy w/lodging
  • All benefits from (Half Marathon non-lodging package)
  • (3) nights lodging (Friday -Sunday) with roundtrip ground transportation to and from the airport
$3,250 Dopey
  • All benefits from (Half Marathon non-lodging package)
$5,000 Dopey w/lodging
  • All benefits from (Half Marathon non-lodging package)
  • (4) nights lodging with roundtrip ground transportation to and from the airport

 

Registration Fee is $100 for any entry.

*Please select the Team JDRF Supporter option if you have secured your own race entry from runDisney.

If you are interested in an event that is sold out, please fill out our wait list form and we will let you know if a spot opens up on our team.

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

Schedule of Events

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After all of your dedication, fundraising, and training, JDRF offers a fun-filled magical experience of a lifetime!

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

  • runDisney Health & Fitness Expo (ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex)

Thursday, January 4, 2018

  • Walt Disney World® 5K presented by Cigna (Epcot®)
    • 5K & Dopey Challenge participants
  • runDisney Health & Fitness Expo (ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex)

Friday, January 5, 2018

  • Walt Disney World® 10K presented by Cigna (Epcot®)
    • 10K & Dopey Challenge participants
  • runDisney Health & Fitness Expo (ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex)
  • JDRF Research Update—Friday afternoon
  • Team JDRF Celebration Event—Friday Evening

Saturday, January 6, 2018

  • Walt Disney World® Half Marathon presented by Cigna (Epcot®)
    • Half Marathon, Dopey Challenge & Goofy Race Participants
  • runDisney Health & Fitness Expo (ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex)

Sunday, January 7, 2018

  • 25th Anniversary Walt Disney World® Marathon presented by Cigna (Epcot®)
    • Full Marathon, Dopey Challenge &Goofy Race Participants

Times subject to change for runDisney activities! For the most updated information about runDisney activities please click here.

 

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who can run?

Team JDRF is in alignment with runDisney's minimum age requirements:

Dopey Challenge, Goofy's Race and a Half Challenge, and full marathon participants must be 18 years or older by race day.  Half marathon runners must be 14 years or older by race day. 10K runners must be 10 years or older by race day.  5K runners must be 5 years or older by race day.

All runners under 18 years of age must be accompanied on the course at all times by a parent/guardian (who will be a registered fundraising participant) and must have a signed parental/guardian consent form.

Do I get any fun Disney 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 Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend of events.  Some of those items include: Disney Characters and entertainment along the course, Walt Disney World® race finisher’s medal, Virtual goodie bags, and a Personalized bib if you are registered by October 3, 2017.

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.

Does the $100 registration fee count towards my fundraising?

Yes! The $100 required registration fee will be the first donation to your Team JDRF running campaign.

Is there a fundraising minimum?

Yes, as a runner, you'll commit to a fundraising minimum (packages start at $500). In exchange, JDRF will provide you with support and coaching during the months leading up to as well as throughout the Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend.

Please consult the 2018 Team JDRF Fundraising Packages guide for more information about minimums.

Is there a deadline for meeting my fundraising minimums?

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. If you follow the recommended guidelines and use the resources JDRF provides, you will be more successful than you think! If you need additional assistance brainstorming ideas to help you reach your goals feel free to  Contact your JDRF Chapter. Not to worry though, if you don’t reach your minimum, which we know you will exceed, you have 30 days after the event to continue raising funds!

Isn’t it hard to meet the fundraising requirement?

Not according to our past runners. 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.

Will I have help fundraising?

Yes! Every runner has the support and help of the fundraising experts at their local chapter who are with them every step of the way, from the first donation to the day you exceed your minimum and increase your goal. In addition, the Team JDRF endurance program has a library of tools and tips that every registered runner has access to.

If you have any questions about your ability to meet your fundraising minimum, contact teamjdrf@jdrf.org and we are happy to talk fundraising with you.

What if I need to drop from the race?

Any runner dropping after November 1, 2017 for any reason will be responsible for completing 75% of their fundraising minimum, in addition to payments to JDRF for any costs incurred for accommodations arranged for them for the race. Registration fees are non-refundable. Any donations received will remain in the runner’s account. Transferring of money to any other runners account is not permitted.

If I decide to select a different fundraising package, can I switch them?

You may submit a request to JDRF to change your fundraising package, by October 3, 2017. This request may result in a different minimum donation required to be paid by or on behalf of the participant.  JDRF reserves the right to decline such change to your package.

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.

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.

 

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