2023 BOSTON MARATHON
The 127th running of the Boston Marathon will be on April 17, 2023. Through CharityTeams you can apply to run the race by passing the Qualifying standard by running and raising funds for a Charity partner.
Charity programs are now open and accepting applications. Learn more about each of our non profit teams below. For questions about applying, please go to our contact form.
Need a bib? Pick a charity below from the list. Learn about it and then fill out our contact form to get on our radar for 2023. Once the application process begins, you will be notified.
BYOB - Bring your own bib! Have a bib already into the 2023 Boston Marathon through Qualifying or an Invitational bib? We invite you to be part of the CharityTeams experience. Pick a charity team below and select "Registered runner - I have a bib."
You too can be part of our CharityTeams experience!
Be part of the fun and make your miles meaningful.
Need Entry into the IN-PERSON 2023 Boston Marathon?
Applications for our charity program are now open. Please note that teams that are marked "Full" could change to "Apply here" again. If you want to apply to a team that is marked "Full", you will be waitlisted in the event that there is a drop or that teams is able to acquire more entries.
*If you are interested in applying, first visit and read our FAQ's page.
Applications are open to apply. Please be thorough in your application and explain why you want to run for a particular charity. Learn more on our FAQ's page about applying.
Learn more about each charity by clicking each logo.
Applications are under the description of each charity.
26.2 Foundation - Team Inspire
The 26.2 Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization founded in 1996. Its mission is to promote and support the sport of marathoning, as well as health, wellness and economic development initiatives through strategic investments in innovative, multi-generational programs on local, regional, national and global levels. Currently, the 26.2 Foundation initiatives include the construction of the first woman statue on the Boston Marathon course of Bobbi Gibb and also the planning and construction of the International Marathon Center in Hopkinton. Full.
Boston Scores - Team Boston Scores!
The Esplanade Association is a 100% privately-funded nonprofit organization that works to revitalize and enhance the Charles River Esplanade, sustain its natural green space, and build community in the park by providing educational, cultural, and recreational programs for everyone. Working in collaboration with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, the Esplanade Association is dedicated to improving the experiences of the millions of visitors who enjoy Boston’s iconic riverside park.
Boston Public Library - Team BPL
The Boston Public Library is a facility for all. It serves people of all ages and it is a resource in our community for thousands of students who go to school in Boston. It is a museum, educational facility, event space and sanctuary for those who love to relax, read, connect and learn. There are hundreds of programs each year that are offered to anyone who wants to enjoy them.
Lingzi Foundation - Team Lingzi
Lingzi Lu was a Chinese exchange student at Boston University. She passed away in the marathon bombing. The Lingzi Foundation provides educational opportunities for courageous and ambitious students and supports organizations that recognize those making a positive impact toward building bridges between cultures and communities.
New England Dairy Council - The Milk Squad
For nearly 100 years, the Dairy Council worked in five New England states to celebrate all things dairy—farming, food, nutrition, and wellness. New England Dairy works closely with schools throughout New England to provide breakfast grants for kids in need. Fuel Up to Play 60 is an in-school nutrition and physical activity program created by the National Dairy Council and the National Football League, in collaboration with USDA, that helps today’s youth lead healthier lives.
Boston Athletic Academy - Now Open
The mission of Boston Athletic Academy (BAA) is to educate and train underprivileged student-athletes in an environment that recognizes their culture, language, customs, and most importantly their growth potential as individuals.
The Boys and Girls Club of Boston
Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston works tirelessly to ensure all young people in our community have the opportunity to realize their full potential. Full
Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts - Team ULEM
The mission of the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts is to enable adults in Eastern MA to overcome racial, social barriers, economic inequities, sexual and domestic violence to employment and economic development opportunities. Full
The Bill Belichick Foundation aims to provide coaching, mentorship, and financial support to individuals, communities, and organizations. Focusing on football and lacrosse, its mission is to bring the values of the Belichick family – a love of sports, coaching and team building – to the athletic leaders of tomorrow. Full.
The Brain Aneurysm Foundation - Team BA
To promote early detection of brain aneurysms by providing knowledge and raising awareness of the signs, symptoms and risk factors. Work with the medical communities to provide support networks for patients and families, as well as to further research that will improve patient outcomes and save lives.. Full.
Cam Neely Foundation - Team Neely
Our mission is to provide comfort, support and hope to cancer patients and their families . Full but still accepting applications. More bibs expected in the coming weeks.
3Point Foundation - Just opened!
We seek to close the opportunity and achievement gap caused by economic inequality for underserved, low-income Boston elementary and middle school youth by providing free community-based programs that integrate project-based learning, athletics, dance, and other activities to foster the development of 21st century skills, social-emotional growth, and a growth mindset - all of which are crucial to future success.
Joe Andruzzi Foundation - Team JAF
Providing help, hope, and a reason to smile, for New England cancer patients and their families by giving financial assistance to those battling cancer.