We’re thrilled to announce that we’ll be sponsoring the “Beyond Type Run” team at the world-renowned fitness event, the TCS New York City Marathon! Beyond Type 1 has been named an official charity partner of the marathon this year.
Beyond Type 1 has played an important role in the diabetes community focusing on education and empowerment since 2015. We think it’s really inspiring that diabetes will be brought into the spotlight and are incredibly proud to have the opportunity to support Beyond Type Run.
Medtronic will be sponsoring the group of individuals living with T1D who are running to break down stigmas and raise diabetes support. The team consists of a few first-time-marathoners, all the way to team captain, Robin Arzón who will be running for the 23rd time! (WOW!) The team has had diabetes a variety of time, from 3 years to twenty-eight years. Some will even be running with insulin pumps on their hips! This team embodies what we want for all PWD– for each of you to have the ability to chase BIG dreams (whatever they may be) and not allow diabetes to hold you back.
Stay tuned on both the Medtronic and Beyond Type 1 social media channels over the next few months to meet the runners and hear more about their inspiring stories. Race day is on November 5…isn’t this a fantastic way to kick off Diabetes Awareness month?!)
Best of luck to each of the runners. We’ll be cheering for you every step of the way!
Editors note: All 17 runners successfully completed the marathon! We are so inspired by their determination and resiliency. For more, check out these resources:
Meet the team
Beyond Type 1 interview with Louis Dias
Whitney on prepping for the marathon
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