Come run with Team JDRF in the 2019 United Airlines New York City Half Marathon – March 17, 2019!

The 2019 United Airlines NYC Half will take runners from around the city and the globe on a 13.1-mile tour of NYC. Led by a talent-packed roster of American and international elites, runners will stop traffic in the Big Apple on March 17, 2019! Join Team JDRF as we run to help turn type one into type NONE!

When you join Team JDRF, we’re committed to supporting you with personalized training and 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!

Fundraising Packages

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 United Airlines NYC Half 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!

Package Options and Fundraising Minimums

Elite Package - $2,000 Fundraising Minimum

  • New York Road Runners Race Entry secured by JDRF *
  • New York Road Runners registration fee is paid for by JDRF
  • Official United Airlines NYC Half Marathon Finisher Medal
  • Team JDRF training performance t-shirt
  • Team JDRF race day singlet
  • Support and training plans from National JDRF Running Coach
  • Personal fundraising page and one on one fundraising support
  • See below for specific fundraising deadlines

Standard Package - $1,500 Fundraising Minimum

  • New York Road Runners Race Entry secured by JDRF *
  • New York Road Runners registration fee is paid for by runner **
  • Official United Airlines NYC Half Marathon Finisher Medal
  • Team JDRF training performance t-shirt
  • Team JDRF race day singlet
  • Support and training plans from National JDRF Running Coach
  • Personal fundraising page and one on one fundraising support
  • See below for specific fundraising deadlines

JDRF Supporter - $500 Fundraising Minimum (Please select the Team JDRF Supporter option ONLY if you have secured your own race entry for this event from New York Road Runners)

  • New York Road Runners Race Entry Secured by runner!
  • New York Road Runners registration fee is paid for by runner ***
  • Official United Airlines NYC Half Marathon Finisher Medal
  • Team JDRF training performance t-shirt
  • Team JDRF race day singlet
  • Support and training plans from National JDRF Running Coach
  • Personal fundraising page and one on one fundraising support

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Michal Biletzki at mbiletzki@jdrf.org or 212.478.4316

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

* Participants in the Standard and Elite Packages must reach 15% of their fundraising minimum by January 31, 2019 in order to receive their official NYRR race entry and personalized NYRR registration link.

** New York Road Runners Registration fees for the 2019 United Airlines NYC Half are: $130 for NYRR members and $145 for non-members.

*** Please select the Team JDRF Supporter option if you have secured your own race entry for this event from New York Road Runners.

 

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, March 14, 2019
• United Airlines NYC Half Experience
  Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W 18th St, New York, NY 10011

Friday, March 15, 2019
• United Airlines NYC Half Experience
  Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W 18th St, New York, NY 10011

Saturday, March 16, 2019
• United Airlines NYC Half Experience
  Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W 18th St, New York, NY 10011

Sunday, March 17, 2019
• United Airlines NYC Half Marathon
  Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W 18th St, New York, NY 10011

Be sure to visit the United Airlines NYC Half Marathon site for specific event day and weekend details!

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can run?

Half Marathon runners must be 18 years old by race day.

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 $50 registration fee count toward my fundraising?

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

Is there a fundraising minimum?

Yes, as a participant, you'll commit to a fundraising minimum (three packages available - $500, $1,500 and $2,000). In exchange, JDRF will provide you with support during the months and weeks leading up to the United Airlines NYC Half Marathon. Please consult the fundraising packages guide for more information about minimums and benefits.

When will I receive my official NYRR spot and link?

Participants in the Standard and Elite Packages must reach 15% of their fundraising minimum by January 31, 2019 in order to receive their official NYRR spot and personalized NYRR registration link.

Does my fundraising minimum cover the cost of the marathon bib fee?

Yes this is included for the Elite and Standard fundraising packages!  As long as you meet the fundraising deadlines, and are registered through the NYRR link sent to you by JDRF, your bib will be included.  Participants that select the JDRF Supporter package with Team JDRF, have already purchased their marathon bib fee from NYRR directly.
It is your responsibility to pick up your bib and other materials at the United Airlines NYC Half Experience, to be held from Thursday, March 14, 2019, to Saturday, March 16, 2019. Bib’s cannot be mailed and will not be available for pickup on the morning of the race.

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 if you need additional assistance brainstorming ideas to help you reach your goals.

The deadline to reach your fundraising minimum is Thursday, March 7, 2019.

What if I need to drop from the race?

Per NYRR rules and regulations, runners who are unable to participate can drop from the race and receive an entry to the 2020 United Airlines NYC Half if they complete their fundraising minimum requirements by March 15, 2019.

Any participant dropping after February 14, 2019, 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 Michal Biletzki, mbiletzki@jdrf.org, or 212-478-4316 and she will be happy to talk fundraising with you.

Are there different fundraising packages available?

Yes, as a runner you will commit to one of three available fundraising packages – Elite, Standard or Supporter – each with a different fundraising minimum, and in exchange, JDRF will provide you with support and coaching during the months leading up to as well as throughout the event.

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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