YOU can make a difference in the lives of those living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) by joining Team JDRF to Cure Diabetes. Team JDRF is a unique and exciting way to fight diabetes. Participants run or walk their choice of distance in an endurance event while raising the money needed to fund research for better treatments and a cure for T1D.
Runners and walkers join for many reasons. Megan is running and fundraising in honor of her husband, Jason, who was diagnosed with T1D as a child. Jennifer is participating to help find a cure for her son and the millions of other children and adults who live with the pressure of T1D. Eric has joined Team JDRF along with his daughter, Lauren, to tackle a Half Marathon and T1D together.
Not a runner? That’s okay! Group training provided by Running Fit is offered as a perk of joining Team JDRF and many of the events have the option to run OR walk. Team JDRF is a great time to get to know others involved with JDRF and to be active. Join Team JDRF for one of our unique endurance events today!
Featured Team JDRF Event
October 17-18, 2015
Since 1978, runners from Michigan, the United States and all over the world have traveled to Detroit to take part in the Detroit Free Press Marathon. Runners get to experience the wonderful things that make Detroit unique and exciting like crossing international borders twice, running an “underwater mile,” the views of the city from Belle Isle, Corktown and Indian Village and the large crowds and entertainers posted every few miles. The Detroit Free Press Marathon has something for everyone! Available registration types include: Full Marathon (26.2 miles), Half Marathon (13.1 miles), 5-Person Marathon Relay (3-7 mile legs), and a 5K (3.1 miles). Click here to learn more and to register
Additional Team JDRF Events
August 16, 2015
The Detroit Triathlon is a Sprint Distance Triathlon that includes a swim (750 meters), bike (20K or 12.4 miles), and run (5K or 3.1 miles) for a great cause on Belle Isle. Individual and 2 or 3 person relays are invited to participate in this family friendly event. Click here to learn more and to register
January 9-10, 2016
Imagine a weekend of runs where every mile is filled with Disney fun! The 2016 Walt Disney World® Marathon races are magical as they are memorable. From Disney’s Health & Fitness Expo, to running through all four Theme Parks in the Marathon, to collecting your medal from Mickey Mouse and his friends, you’d be, well, goofy to miss it! Available registration types include: Full Marathon (26.2 miles), Half Marathon (13.1 miles) and Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge (Both Full & Half Marathons). Click here to learn more and to register