A unique, dramatic & inspiring opportunity to reach millions
70M+ dreaming about bucket list escapes from the everyday
30M+ in US with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes
60M+healthy lifestyle enthusiasts
60M+healthy lifestyle enthusiasts
Told to avoid exercise at age 10, this 57-year old underdog overcomes Type 1 diabetes-related obstacles
An ordinary guy whose persistence in the face of adversity has led to accomplishments few have even tried, inspiring others to say "If he can, I can."
2020 Planned: Fastest Type 1 diabetic to run across the United States -- 3300 miles
2019 Planned: First Type 1 diabetic to run across Texas -- 850 miles
2018: First solo finisher of 339-mile Run Across Iowa world's longest relay course
2017: First diabetic finisher and only 3rd solo finisher ever of 223-mile Capital-to-Coast run
Tens of millions of Type 1 & Type 2 diabetics afraid to exercise because of low or high blood sugars
60M healthy lifestyle enthusiasts who love everyday heroes
70M people chasing bucket list dreams of their own
Growing media coverage. Thousands of social media fans. Strong non-profit connections.
Covered by US News & World Report, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Dallas Morning News, the Miami Herald (English and Spanish editions), Kansas City Star, Jackson Clarion-Ledger, Hamilton (Ontario) Spectator, and American Diabetes Association Forecast (3.6M annual circulation & 160K monthly social pageviews)
Well-connected to American Diabetes Association, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, BeyondType1, TypeOneRun & tens of thousands in the online and offline diabetes community
Founder of Diabetes & Exercise Alliance and Diabetic Ultra-Endurance Athletes and highly visible in Facebook groups including Trail and Ultra Running, Type 1 Diabetic Athletes and many others
CASH OR IN-KIND CONTRIBUTIONS
Cash or in-kind contributions that showcase gear, supplies, and services that make big dreams possible
Rooftop tent & camping gear
Food, hydration and other replenishable supplies
Running shoes & related gear
Vehicle & runner safety equipment
Sports performance & recovery
First aid & medical resources
SPONSORED AD PLACEMENTS
Sponsored ad placement in print/online "T1/T2 Play Outside Guide" distributed at no charge to the offices of 6500 adult & pediatric endocrinologists and 20,000 certified diabetes educators and their patients
Created BY people with diabetes FOR people with diabetes
Real-life success stories of diabetic fitness and athletic accomplishment, from 5Ks to summiting Mount Everest
Bridges the "last mile" between the doctor's instruction to exercise and the practical realities & risks of exercise & diabetes
Vetted by editorial board of licensed health professionals
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The Type 1 Diabetes Runs: Featured Sponsors
Illuminated safety vests for all purposes
I stumbled upon LED Light Vest when looking for a high-brightness reflective and illuminated safety vest for my first 200-mile run (the CapitalToCoast Relay Solo run in Oct 2017) that didn't feel like a heavy dental x-ray vest or unbreathable plastic shirt. I had fairly high demands. It had to have enough battery power to last overnight on runs where I seldom got more than 90 minutes of sleep. It had to be so bright it was visible at dawn and dusk, not just the middle of the night. And when the lights were turned off or the battery ran out (which was very, very rare), it had to be visible from at least a mile away based just on the reflective elements.
LED Light Vest delivered all that. In fact, I was so abusive of the actual headlamps that I went through (two Petzl NAO+es, two Coastals, and one Petzl Tikka) that they gave out before my LED Light Vest gave out. By that point, with no more headlamps to spare, the vest alone was bright enough to run by without tripping. I just switched it to always-on, non-blinking mode.
And... while you may not need this feature: it is bright, strange, and noticeable enough at night to make dogs scream. Not just bark, but run away and jump into their owners' arms. This has happened. Keep it in mind next time the dog is not so friendly.
People say with this vest on, I look like a Jamaican cop by day, and by night, a predatory robot. I take that as a compliment.
I've had my Orange Mud single- and double-barrel HydraQuivers ever since I started running ultras. Together with my Naked Running waistband, they carry everything I need to have on me for a crewed long-distance run: two 25-ounce water bottles, a change of eyeglasses for night and day running, a Garmin InReach personal emergency locator / tracking beacon, and my ID and sugar testing equipment. I experimented with other hydration packs from Osprey, Ultraspire, and Salomon, and I just didn't find in them what I loved about the HydraQuivers: an innovative fastening approach (the quiver has adjustable padded loops that fit around the arms under the shoulder), a perfectly balanced hydration load (shoulder-mounted, it feels weightless when fully loaded, as opposed to chest- or waist-mount, which drag your chest down and often bounce), bladderless design (hydration bladders can get hot and airless on your back), and decent storage room while maintaining a low-profile, thermally efficient footprint on my back that lets me bleed off body heat during summer runs.
Orange Mud's product designs are personally created by the CEO, Josh Sprague, who is himself an avid ultra runner. It's amazing what you can create when you're doing it for people who love the sport as much as you do.
No shade? No problem.
In the fall of 2017, I became only 3rd person in the 8-year history of the race to complete a grueling SOLO run of 223-mile Capital to Coast Relay.
Perhaps the toughest parts were the 40 miles through San Patricio County, TX, home of endless windmill farms, cloudless skies, unrelenting sun and 100 degree heat. I wore a Solumbra desert hat and shirt, Desoto Skin Cooler arm sleeves, an ice bandana for my neck, and a head cooling rag courtesy of the Texas Beef Council (thanks Lisa Dobeck and Jennifer Mattison!). I carried some 50-odd ounces of fluids in my OrangeMud Hydraquiver double-barrel.
And still, there were times when I just had to sit down and cool off. In situations like that, you make your own shade or you cook.
I can't thank Renetto enough for keeping the sun off me and giving me a comfortable place to sit down in a land known for nothing but fire ants and melting asphalt.
Hi-vis cycling jerseys & running shirts
I discovered SeeMe Wear during training for Ironman Texas. In a city like DFW, it's you vs traffic, even on "bike-safe" roads. When I ride, my bike is lit up like a Christmas tree, I follow traffic rules and ride where I'm supposed to. All that and STILL some crazy texting nutcase nearly hits you.
For this reason, my wife and I purchased SeeMe jerseys as soon as we learned of them. And I've been using my #SeeMeWear hi-vis running shirt since March 2018 for 40-mile training runs in preparation for a run across Texas in Spring 2019.
See that electrical tower behind me? I couldn't either, but it's there. And yet, you saw ME. Kind of hard to miss a 6-foot-tall bumblebee.
I put my #SeeMeWear shirts through back-to-back tests over the course of 3 days and 120 miles of running, and each time, it's the same comments from pedestrians, cyclists, and even motorists: "Wow... I could see you from a mile away."
It's not often that a product literally can save your life. Next to my insulin pump, not much stands up to that standard besides my SeeMeWear gear.
Leave No Ones Behind.
#t1Determined is proud to be working with our non-profit partner Type One Run, a program of Beyond Type 1, to promote our shared message of support, self-efficacy, education, and empowerment to become and stay physically active despite the unique challenges of exercising with Type 1 diabetes.
Type 1 Run is a grass-roots organization with over 100 chapters in major US cities. If you're Type 1 and have made a commitment to becoming and staying physically active, you're One of us! Type 1 Run does not collect membership dues.
If you've felt trapped between a real fear of low blood sugars from exercise and the long-term diabetic complications of not exercising, you'll find a huge network of fellow Type 1s to lean on and trade tips with. We've been there. We're doing it. We're #t1dTribe.