Come run with Team JDRF in the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon!

On Sunday, November 3, 2019 participants from around the world will gather to run through the streets of New York City for the annual TCS New York City Marathon. Over 110 participants will be part of Team JDRF, lacing up their sneakers 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!

Race Options & Fundraising Packages

Interested in joining Team JDRF for the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon? Fill out this application form and a JDRF staff member will get in touch with you with next steps.

Already have a race entry through New York Road Runners? Click Register below and register as a JDRF Supporter!

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 2019 TCS New York City Marathon weekend. Upon registering, you are asked to select your level of fundraising. Team JDRF is pleased to offer a variety of packages!

When you join Team JDRF at any package level you will receive:
• Team JDRF training performance t-shirt
• Team JDRF race day singlet
• Virtual and/or in-person training with NYC based Coach
• Invitation to pre-celebration Team breakfast on Saturday, November 2nd
• JDRF goodie bags leading up to race day
• Personal fundraising page
• Dedicated JDRF staff member who will assist in fundraising ideas and be your #1 cheerleader
• Access to private Team JDRF Facebook page to connect with all those on the team!
• Invitation to webinar fundraising initiative calls
• A chance to truly make an impact of curing, preventing, and treating the lives of those living with T1D on a daily basis with the JDRF Endurance Community!

JDRF Elite Package - $4,500 fundraising minimum*
• Receive entry into the 2019 TCS NYC Marathon
• New York Road Runners registration fee fully paid for by JDRF (Race registration fees are $255 for NYRR members, $295 for nonmembers, $358 for non-U.S. residents).
• Transportation to start of the race
• Exclusive entry into charity village

JDRF Standard Package - $3,500 fundraising minimum*

•Receive entry into the 2019 TCS NYC Marathon
•New York Road Runners registration fee fully paid for by RUNNER (Race registration fees are $255 for NYRR members, $295 for nonmembers, $358 for non-U.S. residents).
•Transportation to start of the race
•Exclusive entry into charity village

JDRF Supporter Package* $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)

• Minimum fundraising of $500

• New York Road Runners registration fee fully paid for by RUNNER (Race registration fees are $255 for NYRR members, $295 for nonmembers, $358 for non-U.S. residents).
Please select the Team JDRF Supporter option ONLY if you have secured your own race entry for this event from New York Road Runners.

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

Participants in the Standard and Elite Packages must reach 50% of their fundraising minimum by August 24th, 2019.

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

Schedule of Events

Team JDRF events are designed for runners and walkers from all over the country and the world, 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 October 31- Saturday November 2, 2019
• TCS New York City Marathon Expo Presented by New Balance
(Location and Times TBD)

Saturday, November 2, 2019
• Team JDRF Celebratory Breakfast

Sunday, November 3, 2019
• TCS New York City Marathon
Be sure to visit the 2019 TCS NYC Marathon website for specific event day and weekend details including:
• Details about Race Week Schedule
• Opening ceremony
• Code of Conduct and Rules of Competition
• Mobile app and live tracking

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can run?
Team JDRF is in alignment with New York Road Runners minimum age requirements: Full marathon participants must be at least 18 years old or older by race day.

Are there course time limits for each race distance?
The official end time of the Race is 7:25 PM.

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.

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.

Is there a fundraising minimum?
Yes, as a participant, you'll commit to a fundraising minimum. In exchange, JDRF will provide you with support during the months and weeks leading up to the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon. Please consult the fundraising packages guide 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 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 before your card is charged.

Deadline for reaching fundraising minimum is 10 days prior to the race on October 25, 2019!

Does my registration through Team JDRF guarantee my race entry spot through NYRR?
Participants choosing the Supporter Package should receive their already secured race entry spot directly from NYRR and should only register for Team JDRF if they have secured a spot through NYRR.
Participants choosing the Elite/Standard packages who have completed the application process and received their registration link to Team JDRF from a JDRF staff member will receive their link to the NYRR registration once their Team JDRF fundraising page is set up. Once they register through NYRR their race entry spot will be guaranteed.

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

It is your responsibility to pick up your bib and other materials at the TCS New York City Marathon Expo Presented by New Balance, to be held from Thursday, October 31 through Saturday, November 2, 2019. Bib’s cannot be mailed and will not be available for pickup on the morning of the race.

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 TCS New York City Marathon if they complete their fundraising minimum requirements by November 2, 2019.

Any participant dropping after September 4, 2019, for any reason, will be responsible for completing 100% 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.

Any runner who meets his/her fundraising pledge by November 2, 2019, and registers in My NYRR by the September 12, 2019 can cancel and receive guaranteed entry to the 2020 TCS New York City Marathon. It is the runners responsibility to register for the 2020 TCS New York City Marathon, and they will be responsible for paying the NYRR registration fee for that race.

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 at mbiletzki@jdrf.org or 212.478.4316 and she will be happy 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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