Novo Nordisk New Jersey Marathon & Half Marathon

IN-PERSON: OCT 16-17, 2021 // VIRTUAL: OCT 16 - NOV 1, 2021 Long Branch, NJ 07740 US

Run It Forward

The Novo Nordisk New Jersey Marathon is pleased to announce the establishment of the Run It Forward initiative in 2021.  RIF is an effort to reduce financial barriers to entry and make the NJM more accessible to underrepresented and underserved communities in NJ, neighboring states and throughout the US.  In 2021, RIF will provide complimentary entries to the marathon, half marathon and 5K (in-person AND virtual options) to individuals who are facing financial hardship through the generosity of contributions to the RIF fund.

Runners, partners, sponsors, and the community at large are welcome to make contributions to RIF.  When combined with the commitment by the event organizers, a $40 contribution allows the NJM to award one full entry to a deserving recipient.  While our goal is to help as many runners as possible, complimentary entries will be distributed at the rate the fund grows.  Help us connect the underserved running community to the joy of running!

** If you or a deserving athlete you know wants to be considered for a complimentary entry to the marathon, half marathon or 5K (in-person + virtual events), runners are invited to complete the brief Run It Forward Athlete Survey. Once a survey has been submitted, the applicant will be contacted directly with next steps.


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