Help fund a cure for T1D by registering to participate in the JDRF One Walk and work to raise money and log miles walked on your own through the new Strava app. Then, join us for the JDRF Halloween Drive as a culminating event to celebrate the fitness and fundraising efforts of our walk families on Sunday, October 25 from 3-6 pm on the CAS campus.
2020 has been a year that looks different for everyone in many ways, and we know you’ve been waiting for details on the JDRF One Walk Central Ohio. While we can’t walk together in the thousands this year, we’re excited to unveil a safe, socially distanced in-person event called the JDRF Halloween Drive, presented by CAS. This event is the culminating in-person event to celebrate our local families’ fitness and fundraising efforts for the JDRF One Walk. It will be held on Sunday, October 25, 2020 from 3-6 pm at the CAS Campus, located at 2540 Olentangy River Road in Columbus. On this page, you’ll find all the information and details you will need for the 2020 JDRF One Walk season including dates and times, registration links, incentive information, and FAQs about the JDRF Halloween Drive. Now more than ever, we need your support and fundraising and we thank you for your support!
JDRF Halloween Drive
Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic it just isn’t safe to bring thousands of people together in person right now. Your local JDRF chapter has worked hard in partnership with CAS to still provide an in-person experience to celebrate our walk families, and that’s why the JDRF Halloween Drive was created. The goal is for families to register at walk.jdrf.org/centralohio and work hard between now and Oct. 25 to raise money for JDRF and also walk safely in their own neighborhoods, logging miles in the new app called Strava. The JDRF Halloween Drive will be our chance to gather together, from the safety of individual vehicles, to share in a magical Halloween-themed drive-through experience while celebrating the T1D community as well as the fundraising and fitness successes of our JDRF One Walk participants.
In addition to the JDRF Halloween Drive being open and free to JDRF One Walk registered teams, the general public can also attend for a $25 per car donation to JDRF. Registered teams and walkers will receive an emailed code to register and receive free entry as a thank you for fundraising and walkingto end T1D. If you haven’t already registered your walk team online this year, register here. You must register as a walker or walk team to be eligible for free entry to the Halloween Drive. Click here to read the FAQs about this year’s walk experience.
Register for the JDRF Halloween Drive
Note: The cost per vehicle is a $25 donation to JDRF; Registered walk participants will receive an email with a special coupon code to register at no cost
JDRF Global Community Walk
In addition to the local JDRF Halloween Drive event, JDRF International is hosting the world’s largest T1D event in history, a global walk, now through November 1. Participants set the pace, place and number of miles to walk with family and friends across the world, all while raising money to find a cure for type 1 diabetes. When you register for the JDRF One Walk Central Ohio, you’ll also be automatically registered for this international event, which will over you the opportunity to track your miles walked to contribute toward the collective goal of 1.6 million miles walked globally. November 1 marks the end of the JDRF Global Community Walk fundraising period, and teams are invited to join together for a final virtual celebration. Once you register your walk team online, you’re automatically eligible to participate in the global walk, as well. Click here to register today.
Incentives haven’t gone anywhere this year! In fact, you’ll have the opportunity to get your walk t-shirt mailed directly to your door. Some incentives that are returning this year include the Mile of Hope sign, walker t-shirt, and JDRF One Walk Prize Packet (that will be emailed approximately 6 weeks after the walk). Walkers can also expect to see a few new incentives this year including a V1P t-shirt, treasure boxes, and more! Click here to see a full list of walker fundraising incentives. Please note the deadline to earn fundraising incentives is October 19 unless otherwise noted.