Come run with Team JDRF in the New Jersey Marathon!

Team JDRF participants join in on the fun of the New Jersey Marathon as they 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 Beach.

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 ranging from 5Ks to full marathons.

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.

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

Registration is now open!

Race Options & Fundraising Packages
• Full Marathon – $1,000
• Half Marathon – $750
• 4-Person Relay – $500 ($2,000 team fundraising minimum)
• 5K Race – $500
• JDRF Supporter* – $350

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

Registration fee is $50 for any entry and applied to your fundraising minimum.

 

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. Upon registering, you are asked to select your level of fundraising. 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 New Jersey Marathon Finisher Medal
• Team JDRF training performance T-shirt
• Team JDRF race day singlet
• 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

JDRF Supporter* - $350 fundraising minimum
• Participants who have secured their own race entry & would like to fundraise to help fund a cure for T1D
• Available for Full, Half, and 5K distances

5K - $500 fundraising minimum
• Participation as a runner in the 5K (3.1 miles)
• Paid race entry fee for 5K

4-Person Relay - $500 fundraising minimum ($2,000 team fundraising minimum)
• Participation as a runner in the 4-Person Relay
• Paid race entry fee for Relay
• Free parking at start line
• Access to post-race party
• Can of cold Asbury Park Brewery beer at post-race party (must be 21+)
• Team JDRF goody bag

Half Marathon - $750 fundraising minimum
• Participation as a runner in the Half Marathon (13.1 miles)
• Paid race entry fee for Half Marathon
• Free parking at start line
• Access to post-race party
• Can of cold Asbury Park Brewery beer at post-race party (must be 21+)
• Team JDRF goody bag

Full Marathon - $1,000 fundraising minimum
• Participation as a runner in the Full Marathon (26.2 miles)
• Paid race entry fee for Full Marathon
• Free parking at start line
• Access to post-race party
• Can of cold Asbury Park Brewery beer at post-race party (must be 21+)
• Team JDRF goody bag

Registration fee is $50 for any entry and applied to your fundraising minimum.

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Maggie Ford, Development Manager at mford@jdrf.org.

*Please select the Team JDRF Supporter option if you have secured your own race entry for this event from the New Jersey Marathon

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.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - Locals Night Early Packet Pick Up
Where: Asbury Park Brewery: 810 Sewall Avenue in Asbury Park, NJ.
When: 5PM-9PM
What: Music, beer tasting, and packet pick up

Friday, April 26 & Saturday, April 27, 2019 – Packet Pick Up
Where: TBD
When: Friday 3AM-9PM, Saturday 10AM-6PM
What: Runner bibs, shirts, official race merchandise, beverages, and games

Saturday, April 27, 2019 – Family Day, 5K and Kids Races
Where: Ocean Promenade in Long Branch
When:
o Race Day registration and packet pick up opens at 8:00AM
o Family Day activities opens 9AM-12PM
o 5K starts at 9:00 AM
o Kids Race starts at 10AM
What: Running, entertainment, food vendors, face painting, carnival games, crafts and more

Sunday, April 28, 2019 – 4-Person Relay, Half Marathon & Full Marathon
Where: All races begin at Monmouth Park in Oceanport and finish at the Ocean Promenade in Long Branch
When: Races begin at 7:30AM
What: Point-to-point course travels through the diverse neighborhoods and business districts of Oceanport, Monmouth Beach, Long Branch, Deal, Allenhurst, Loch Arbour, Asbury Park and Ocean Grove. Flat, fast and with ample places for spectating. Post-race party overlooks the ocean afterward with music and complimentary beer.

Be sure to visit the New Jersey Marathon event site for specific event day and weekend details.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can run?
Team JDRF is in alignment with the New Jersey Marathon 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.

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

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, free parking at start line, access to festivities at Pre-Race Party 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 and event in the New Jersey Marathon. If you aren’t sure if you 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 $350). In exchange, JDRF will provide you with support during the months and weeks leading up to the New Jersey Marathon. Please consult the fundraising details page for more information about minimums and benefits.

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 fundraising resources JDRF provides, you will be more successful than you think! Contact your JDRF Staff Member, Maggie Ford at mford@jdrf.org if you need additional assistance brainstorming ideas to help you reach your goals. 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!

What if I need to drop from the race?
Any participant dropping after 30 days from their event date, 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 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 JDRF staff member will help you with materials, ideas and support as you meet and exceed your goal.

Will I have help fundraising?
Yes! Every participant 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 Maggie Ford, Development Manager at mford@jdrf.org to talk fundraising with you.

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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