Now Accepting: 2021 Boston Marathon Applications!

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JDRF is proud to be an official Partner of John Hancock in the Marathon Non-Profit Program. The Non-Profit Program provides over 1,000 Boston Marathon® bibs to select non-profit organizations throughout the community, which provides organizations with a significant fundraising opportunity. Last year, John Hancock Non-Profit Runners raised $10.7 M for their causes.

Apply today to join Team JDRF at the 125th Boston Marathon on Monday, October 11, 2021! Team JDRF is a top performing charity team of runners who are united in the common purpose of creating a world without type 1 diabetes. We offer support through every stage of your training and fundraising. This year, our goal is for each runner to exceed the $10,000 fundraising minimum.

Applications to join the 2021 marathon team will be accepted now through Monday, May 17, 2021 at noon Eastern Time. Visit for more information and to submit an application for the 2021 event.

Participants who have secured their own entry into the race or are registered for the Virtual 125th Boston Marathon are welcome to join our team at any time. While there is no fundraising minimum, we do have a suggested fundraising goal of $2,000.

Please reach out to Annamaria Lukes at or 781-431-0700 with any questions. Thank you for your interest in running with Team JDRF.  We look forward to reviewing your application!


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Join us for Global Running Day on June 2 as we kick off the 365: No Days Off for T1D event!

With T1D there are no days off. 365 days of the year T1D’s and their family members are focused on staying healthy while living with T1D. From June 2-6 teams and individuals will be challenged to be active and take no days off by running 3.65 miles/day or getting in as many miles as they can each day. Visit to register and for more information on this exciting event!