Epidermolysis Bullosa debra of America Endurance Fundraising

TEAM DEBRA brings athletes from across the country to raise much-needed awareness and funds for research. 

Our team is united by a common goal: working to find a cure and treatment for EB. We’re committed to biking, running, swimming, walking, dancing, and doing anything fun and active in support of the EB Community. TEAM DEBRA is for marathon runners, cyclists, and everything in-between!

debra of America is here to assist each and every TEAM DEBRA member reach their goal, whether it’s to complete a marathon, 10K, triathlon, or cycling event.

Want to learn more about how to get involved with TEAM DEBRA? Email teamdebra@debra.org or call 833-debraUS (833-332-7287) x102.

2024 Partnerships

Epidermolysis Bullosa debra of America Endurance Fundraising

United Airlines NYC Half

Sunday, March 17, 2024
New York, New York

Experience a half marathon through the Big Apple with TEAM DEBRA! This 13.1-mile course begins in Brooklyn and takes runners through historic NYC sites, including Times Square, and finishes in Central Park.

Guaranteed Entry with a fundraising minimum of $1,500, plus entry fee of $130 for NYRR members, $145 for non-members.

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Epidermolysis Bullosa debra of America Endurance Fundraising

Los Angeles Marathon

Sunday, March 17, 2024
Los Angeles, California

The 39th running of the Los Angeles Marathon starts at Dodger Stadium and will finish on Avenue of the Stars in Studio City. Over 20,000 runners are expected to run the 26.2 miles through the city of Angeles' historic and scenic neighborhoods and landmarks! We also have spots available for the Half Marathon. 

Guaranteed Entry with a fundraising minimum of $650 (Marathon) or $350 (Half Marathon).

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Epidermolysis Bullosa debra of America Endurance Fundraising

Flying Pig Marathon Weekend

May 4-5, 2024
Cincinnati, Ohio

Join TEAM DEBRA at the Pig Party in Cincinnati, Ohio! The Flying Pig Marathon Weekend is for runners and walkers alike. If you aren't ready to run 26.2 miles, don't sweat it! Race weekend includes a marathon, half marathon, 10K (6.2 miles), and 5K (3.1 miles). The 5K and 10K are on Saturday May 4, 2024, and the full marathon and half marathon are on Sunday May 5, 2024.

Guaranteed Entry with fundraising minimums depending on race. 

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TD Five Boro Bike Tour Charity debra of America

TD Five Boro Bike Tour

Sunday, May 5, 2024
New York City

Join us for the 46th edition of the TD Five Boro Bike Tour! This 40-mile course, totally free of cars, will take over 30,000 riders from around the world on a tour of all five boroughs of The Big Apple. Help debra of America fulfill its mission and end Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB), "the worst disease you've never heard of". 

Guaranteed Entry with a Fundraising Minimum of $1,000.

Recruitment is now closed.

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BMW Berlin Marathon Charity debra of America

BMW Berlin Marathon

Sunday, September 29, 2024
Berlin, Germany

One of six World Marathon Majors, this 26.2-mile route takes runners through the majestic and historic scenery of Berlin and finishes at the spectacular 18th-century Brandenburg Gate. 

Guaranteed Entry with a Fundraising Minimum of $2,500.

Recruitment is now closed.

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Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon debra of America

Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon

Sunday, October 6, 2024
Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota

Join over 25,000 runners for one of the top 10 largest marathons in the Unites States: the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon! This race is often referred to as "The Most Beautiful Urban Marathon in America." The course takes runners through the lakes and waterways, urban forests, and neighborhoods of both Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Guaranteed Entry with a Fundraising Minimum of $500 (Full Marathon) and $250 (10-Mile Race).

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Bank of America Chicago Marathon TEAM DEBRA charity team

Bank of America Chicago Marathon

Sunday, October 13, 2024
Chicago, Illinois

The Bank of America Chicago Marathon is one of the most popular races in the world.  Runners from all over the globe will hit the historic streets of Chicago for this challenging and exciting 46th annual marathon!

Guaranteed Entry ($230 entry fee) with a Fundraising Minimum of $1,500. Deadline to sign up is January 31, 2024.

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Irish Life Dublin Marathon TEAM DEBRA charity team

Irish Life Dublin Marathon

Tuesday, October 29, 2024
Dublin, Ireland

The Dublin Marathon is the 4th largest marathon in Europe, attracting over 25,000 participants from over 60 countries! The 26.2-mile route, known for its flat course, takes runners throughout the historic city of Dublin. 

Guaranteed Entry with a Fundraising Minimum of $2,500.

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TCS NYC Marathon TEAM DEBRA charity team

TCS New York City Marathon

Sunday, November 3, 2024
New York, New York

Conquer the world's most iconic marathon with TEAM DEBRA! With over 50,000 runners from 130+ countries, this 26.2-mile race through NYC's five boroughs is a truly electrifying experience.

Please note that due to overwhelming interest, spots are limited, and we cannot guarantee everyone a spot. Please click the link below to submit a short application form. 

Guaranteed Entry (runners pay the entry fee) with a Fundraising Minimum of $4,000.

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TEAM DEBRA Member Benefits

Train for treatments and a cure

TEAM DEBRA members are required to fundraise for debra of America. All fundraising dollars go towards our mission and allow us to provide free programs and services to the EB Community and fund research for a treatment and cure.

Learn more about debra of America’s mission 
 

Be a part of something great

From NYC to LA, TEAM DEBRA members have the opportunity to join fellow athletes from across the globe in world-renowned endurance events! 

Raise EB awareness

We call EB “the worst disease you’ve never heard of.” By joining TEAM DEBRA, you’ll help raise much-needed EB awareness. debra of America staff provides informational materials to TEAM DEBRA members to help educate their communities about EB.

Get a customizable Fundraising Page

debra of America provides personal fundraising pages for each TEAM DEBRA member. Our staff is available to help set-up, personalize, and promote your page!

Meet the Team

Get to know our passionate #TEAMDEBRA members who train hard to support our mission. debra of America is grateful for their dedication to helping the EB Community.

Read TEAM DEBRA Spotlights on our Blog 

If you are a TEAM DEBRA member and would like to share your story, please email staff@debra.org.

TEAM DEBRA is proud to have been a part of the following past endurance events:

  • Bank of America Chicago Marathon
  • BMW Berlin Marathon
  • Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon
  • Honolulu Marathon
  • Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon
  • Queen Bee Half Marathon
  • Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon
  • Soul Cycle for an EB Cure
  • TD Five Boro Bike Tour
  • TCS New York City Marathon
  • United Airlines NYC Half

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