JDRF One Walk 2021 – Tips and Tricks

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We know that the JDRF One Walk is our chance to show the world that we can conquer type 1 diabetes (T1D) together. No matter how you decide to participate this year, we can still make an impact together from wherever we are, and that’s what the JDRF One Walk is all about: YOUR Walk, YOUR Way!!

This year will be full of opportunities to walk together, from wherever you are! We are continuing to work with state and local officials to ensure that, when and if it is safe to do so, we will gather for an in-person event to celebrate the spirit of JDRF One Walk.

By signing up for the JDRF One Walk, you will power more research, enable more advocacy and fund more support for the 1.6 million Americans living with T1D. And you’ll be part of the lasting footprint we’ll make for the T1D community now, and for generations to come.


  • REGISTER today!
  • SET BIG GOALS – You can set a fundraising goal and miles to mission. These goals can be set and re-set throughout walk season. Big goals make big changes and we are here to help you achieve them!
  • UPDATE YOUR WALK PAGE- add a photo that represents you and your team. Edit your team page with your reasons for taking on these big goals! Tell your story, make it personal and share it with all your friends and family!
  • SHARE IT – Connect your page to Facebook, send emails, share, share, share!

Participant Toolkit

JDRF One Walk Connecting to Facebook

JDRF One Walk Customize URL Create QR Code

JDRF One Walk Fundraising App


New to the JDRF One Walk is our mile tracker: walk anywhere and log your miles towards mission! There is no limit to the miles you can walk or the creativity of your story. Below are a few ideas that may inspire your donors to support you.

Use the T1D Footprint

Visit our I’m the Type page and fill out the T1D Looks Like Me Footprint. Based on diagnosis
date and management, it will provide statistics around the impact T1D has on daily life.
Example: Since diagnosis, Owen has lived with T1D for 4,203 days, so my team will walk 4,203 miles and raise $4,203 to drive awareness and fund research for a cure!

I will walk 500 miles

In the spirit of The Proclaimers – “I will walk 500 miles,” commit to walking 500 miles as a
team. Consider asking everyone on your team to raise $500 to match mileage.

Walk the length or width of your state

Set a team mileage and fundraising goal that is equal to the length or width of your state.

Number of years since diagnosis

Considering using the number of years you’ve had T1D to inspire your goals.


All 2021 JDRF One Walk Fundraising Incentives will be shipped directly to your home during Walk season.

Individuals raising $100+ will earn:

  • One Walk T-shirt that will ship directly to your home

Individuals raising $1,000+ will earn:

  • Special High Quality V1P Dry wicking T-shirt
  • Special recognition on Walk Day

When you fundraise for JDRF One Walk, you help get us closer to a world without T1D. To thank you for all your hard work, we offer some great fundraising rewards. After your final donations are tallied, you can select a reward based on your fundraising total. There are multiple levels starting at just $500 and the more you raise, the more options you can choose from.


Please use the offline donation form in your participant center or include a note as to which team and walker it should be credited to!

You can absolutely continue to fundraise and receive more donations after Walk Day! Donations can be mailed to the JDRF office and they will be credited toward your team:

Attn: Greater New York City – Tricia Martin
P.O. BOX 37920
Boone, IA 50037