Cross the Finish Line with JDRF

Crossing the finish line at any cycling or endurance race is exhilarating. Crossing the finish line as a member of the JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes team – or Team JDRF – is truly life changing. The physical challenge endured is worth it, knowing you’ve made a difference in the lives of all those living with type one diabetes (T1D).

JDRF is the leading global organization funding T1D research. Its vision is a world without T1D, and itsmission is to improve lives today and tomorrow by accelerating breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat T1D and its complications locally, nationally, and internationally.

The JDRF New York City/Long Island Chapter supports all five boroughs and Long Island, providing much-needed outreach resources, community support and fundraising events to the local T1D community, including children and adults affected by the disease, as well as their families, friends and colleagues.

Through programs like the Ride to Cure Diabetes and Team JDRF, athletes of all levels are encouraged to link their personal training and individual goals into events benefiting the T1D cause.

JDRF athletes participate in endurance events across the country, spreading awareness about T1D as they cross the finish line at the TCS NYC Marathon or participate in events such as the Walt Disney Marathon.

They move the mission forward as they pedal across the finish line in local rides in Long Island and in JDRF Rides across the country.
Local staff is right by participants’ side to help with any and all parts of the event, from choosing their fundraising package to ensuring they’ve met their fundraising commitment, providing certified coaches and local training, and finding a team of like-minded runners or cyclists.

JDRF participants are equipped with the support and fundraising tools to help them surpass fundraising expectations and reach new athletic goals. Local businesses looking to build team camaraderie, boost employee active lifestyles, and encourage corporate social responsibility are invited to participate in any event. Customizable benefits packages with comprehensive branding and recognition are available.

JDRF’s 2019 roster of endurance and ride events has something for everyone:
The North Fork Century: Join other cyclists benefiting JDRF on Saturday, May 11, and ride on low-traffic quiet country roads through lush farmland and past wineries, small towns, and along the coast of the Sound. With distances ranging from 40 miles to 100 miles, there is something for everyone at this ride.
The 55th Annual Ride to Montauk: On Saturday, September 14, JDRF cyclists will join others on quiet back roads past mansions, the ocean, farms, windmills, and the most beautiful sections of the Hamptons.
Ride a quick 25-mile distance, or challenge yourself to a 150 mile ride (or anything in between) in this classic local ride.
JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes: JDRF Ride isn’t just a bike ride: it’s an experience where hundreds of riders come together from all over the world to make new friends, enjoy the unparalleled camaraderie of the riding community and raise money to help end T1D.
With five locations across the country, from Saratoga Springs to Death Valley, every rider can find their route.
2019 TCS NYC Marathon: Join Team JDRF as our runners lace up their shoes and run through the streets of New York on November 3. The TCS NYC Marathon is the largest marathon in the world, and JDRF is proud to be an official Silver Level Charity with over 100 runners running this magnificent race. Limited spots still available.

I invite you to join us at one or more of our Ride and Endurance events. Reach your own personal goals while helping us get closer to our finish line of a World Without T1D.

For more information, contact development manager Michal Biletzki at or (212) 478-4316.

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