CharityTeams is excited about the  B.A.A.’s latest announcement that the 125th running of the Boston Marathon will be on October 11th, 2021.  Please join our contact list to receive updates about application and registration information for the 2021 season.

The virtual Boston Marathon opens on March 30th, 10 AM EST. Learn more &  register here for your entry.

Then join our CharityTeams Virtual Race Team.

Pick a charity below from the list.

Fill out our application here and enter your charity of choice .

Be part of the fun and make your miles meaningful.

Our Program

Applications for the Charity program will open on April 20th.


The following are a proposed list of Charity partners of the 2021 Boston Marathon®.

Virtual participants will be able to apply for a team March 30th. You must be entered officially in the event. CharityTeams does not register virtual runners. Go to to register.

Participants in the in-person 2021 Boston Marathon will have the opportunity to purchase registration insurance; additional details will be shared prior to registration in April. Registration insurance will not be offered for the virtual 125th Boston Marathon.

·Participants in the in-person race may be expected to produce up to two negative COVID-19 tests prior to Monday, October 11, regardless of vaccination status. Official entrants will receive more information in the coming months on testing timelines and requirements.

All participants are expected to follow federal and state travel guidelines, including any and all pre-travel testing requirements and quarantine requirements that are in place at the time of the 125th Boston Marathon.


The B.A.A. will continue to follow the science and all developments related to COVID-19 and will modify the event plan as necessary.

If you are interested in applying, first visit and read our FAQ's page.

Due to the uncertainty regarding the event, this is subject to change.

Fill out our contact form if you are interesting in getting on our email list to be informed.

Charity Partners

*Full list subject to change.

Learn more by clicking each logo. 

Applications available April 20th, 2021.

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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.

Bay State Games - Team BSG

Youth sports and fitness. The Massachusetts Amateur Sports Foundation is a non-profit organization with the primary function of organizing the Bay State Summer and Winter Games. ​​

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.

The MEB Foundation - Team MEB

Foundation of Boston Marathon Champion Meb Keflezighi 

Maintaining Excellent Balance in all things empowering youth through sports and fitness, specifically running.

The New England Patriots Charitable Foundation

Supporting the mission of volunteerism in our community through awarding small non profits grants to kickstart their efforts.

TB12 Foundation - Team TB12 (Tom Brady)

The TB12 Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping athletes improve longevity, prevent injury and stay on the field, court, track or course doing what they love better and for longer.  

Boston Athletic Academy - Team BAA

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. BAA will provide assistance to student athletes to enable them to thrive in and out the classroom. We aim to build strong ties with local communities and plan to partner with local schools, businesses, and organizations to assist us in guiding our student-athletes. Founded by Boston Red Sox World Series Champion Manny Delcarmen.

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.

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Nonprofit Programs 

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DetecTogether - Team DetecTogether

Teaching people how to detect cancer early.

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. 

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.

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. 

Cam Neely Foundation - Team Neely

Our mission is to provide comfort, support and hope to cancer patients and their families.

David Ortiz Children's Fund - Team Papi

Providing children's life saving heart surgeries,

Doc Wayne - Team Doc Wayne

Doc Wayne Youth Services, Inc. 

Our mission is to fuse sport and therapy to heal and strengthen at-risk youth.

Dreamfar High School - Dreamfar Team

To challenge high school students to reach their full potential through a mentor-supported marathon training program.

Fisher House of Boston - Team Fisher House

Helping veterans and military families​.

Gronk Nation Youth Foundation - Gronk's Team

Providing grants for equipment to youth and school sports programs in need.

House of Possibilities - Team Hope

To make a difference in the lives of children, adults, and families living with developmental challenges by providing high quality programs and much needed relief and hope.

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.

Joseph Middlemiss Big Heart Foundation - Team Big Heart

Spreading kindness, empowering children and funding pediatric cardiomyopathy research. 

Journey Forward - Team Journey Forward

Helping those who suffer from with spinal cord injuries through intensive physical therapy.

Jumpstart - Children First

Provides language, literacy, and social-emotional programming for preschool children from under-resourced communities and promotes quality early learning for all.

Lazarus House - Team Hunger Strikers

Homelessness and transitional housing.

Last Call Foundation - Team LCF

Provides funding, education and research to advance the safety needs of firefighters.​​

Light Foundation - Team Speed of Light

 The Light Foundation – a non-profit organization that exists to give at-risk kids a better chance at leading healthy lives by using the great outdoors to learn and grow.

Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress - Team MDSC

Promoting acceptance and inclusion of those who have Down syndrome.

One Mission - Team One Mission

Doing whatever it takes to get kids through cancer.

Pedro Martinez Foundation - Team Pedro

Helping children in underserved communities.

Peer Health Exchange

Peer Health Exchange's mission is to empower young people with the knowledge, skills, and resources to make healthy decisions. 

Shawn Thornton Foundation - Thorty's Team

Punching out Parkinson's and Cancer.

South Boston Neighborhood House - Team Ollie

Creating and supporting community programs in South Boston and it's surrounding neighborhoods helping all ages children to Seniors.

Vanessa T. Marcotte Foundation - Vanessa's Team

More than 600 women are assaulted each day. We need to fight back. We need to step up. We need to advocate for a world where women are safe and free to live boldly, which is what the Vanessa T. Marcotte Foundation is all about.

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