Running for a Cause

Since 2012, Team Ritter has been a dedicated group of runners participating in marathons, half marathons, 5Ks, and other races to support The John Ritter Foundation’s mission. Our runners are passionate about raising awareness for thoracic aortic disease through research, education, and advocacy. Every step they take helps to spread the word and fund critical initiatives that can save lives. Whether you’re a seasoned runner or just starting out, joining Team Ritter means contributing to a cause that makes a real difference.

TCS New York City Marathon

The John Ritter Foundation is proud to once again be a Bronze Level Charity Partner of the TCS New York City Marathon on November 3rd, 2024.

Update: Our 2024 Team Ritter for the TCS New York City Marathon has been selected. Email us to join the waitlist, hear about other races, and to express interest for 2025.


runDisney 5K, 10K, Half Marathon

We invite you to join The John Ritter Foundation in our mission to raise awareness of thoracic aortic disease through research, education, and advocacy.

For over a decade TEAM RITTER has run The NYC Marathon. We are now bringing it back home to the west coast with our inaugural runDisney 5K, 10K, and Half Marathon. Applications are open for the 2025 Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend.

Team Ritter will be participating in the runDisney Disneyland Half Marathon weekend, January 31-February 2, 2025. Distance options include the 5K, 10K, and Half Marathon.

What does it mean to run on Team Ritter for the Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend?


  • Raise crucial funds for the mission of The John Ritter Foundation for Aortic Health
  • Experience the magic of Disneyland while helping families affected by aortic aneurysm and dissection
  • Have support on your fundraising journey with brainstorming idea sessions and an online fundraising platform
  • Enjoy the camaraderie of like-minded runners to trade tips for training and race day
  • Receive TEAM RITTER swag plus an official TEAM RITTER shirt for the race
  • Be included in all TEAM RITTER/ runDisney support events (times tbd)



  • 5K entries are required to raise $750
  • 10K entries are required to raise $1000
  • Half Marathon entries are required to raise $2000


  • 5K $120 registration fee
  • 10K $175 registration fee
  • Half Marathon $260


  • Virtual Orientation with the team leads is mandatory


  • Runners must cover travel and hotel costs for the weekend of RunDisney. We have reserved a hotel room block or you can choose your own accommodations.
  • JRF does not cover the cost of entrance to Disneyland or California Adventure Parks.

If interested, please email