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The 129th running of the Boston Marathon will be on April 21st, 2025. Through CharityTeams you can apply to run the race

bypassing the Qualifying standard through running and raising funds for a Charity partner.


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 2025. Once the application process begins, you will be notified.

BYOB - Bring your own bib! Have a bib already into the 2025 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.

Our Program

Need Entry into the IN-PERSON 2025 Boston Marathon? 

Applications for our charity program will open September 15, 2024.

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

Charity Partners

Applications will open September 15th, 2024.

Learn more on our FAQ's page about applying.

Learn more about each charity by clicking each logo. If you are interested in applying, click the link to apply under each description.

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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.

26.2 Foundation - Team Inspire

Boston Scores helps urban youth build essential life skills and character through soccer and team-based enrichment programs. Boston Scores envisions a world where all youth feel a sense of belonging and achieve their full potential. Strong Body, Strong Mind, Strong Me! 

 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.  


Foundation of Boston Marathon Champion Meb Keflezighi 

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

The MEB Foundation - Team MEB

New England Patriots Foundation supports the mission of volunteerism in our community through awarding small non profits grants to kickstart their efforts.

The New England Patriots Charitable Foundation

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. 

TB12 Foundation - Team TB12 (Tom Brady) 

Hoyt Foundation aspires to build the individual character, self-confidence and self-esteem of America’s disabled young people through inclusion. Open to all runners. 

Team Hoyt - The Hoyt Foundation

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. 

Boston Public Library - Team BPL

The Lingzi Foundation. 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. 

Lingzi Foundation - Team Lingzi

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. 

New England Dairy Council - The Moo Squad
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One World Strong


One World Strong’s mission is to establish a vibrant international community of survivors of terrorism, hate crimes, or traumatic events that provides peer-to-peer hope, support, and mentorship to anyone impacted by these events.


Military Friends Foundation 

Military Friends Foundation offers grant programs and community empowerment events in support of families who have faced hardships related to military service.

Boston Athletic Academy 


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. 

InnerCity Weightlifting - Team ICW 


InnerCity Weightlifting’s (ICW) mission is to amplify the voice and agency of people most impacted by systemic racism and mass incarceration. 

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Teaching people how to detect cancer early. 

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 strives 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.

The Cam Neely Foundation mission is to provide comfort, support and hope to cancer patients and their families  

The David Ortiz Children's Fund works to provide children's life saving heart surgeries.  


Doc Wayne Youth Services, Inc. 

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


Dreamfar High School  - “We teach students that they can do hard things, like run marathons”


The Fisher House of Boston Fisher House Boston's mission is to provide a home away from home where military families can stay, free of charge, while a loved one is receiving in-house treatment at any of our world-renowned medical centers in Boston.

The Gronk Nation Youth Foundation provides grants for equipment to youth and school sports programs in need. Our current initiative is to build a playground on the Esplanade in Boston!


 Camp Casco provides free summer camps and community-building programs for kids diagnosed with cancer and their families

The Joe Andruzzi Foundation provides help, hope, and a reason to smile, for New England cancer patients and their families by giving financial assistance to those battling cancer. 


The Joseph Middlemiss Big Heart Foundation spreads kindness, empowering children and funding pediatric cardiomyopathy research. 


Journey Forward helps those who suffer from with spinal cord injuries through intensive physical therapy.  

Homelessness and transitional housing for individuals and families. 


Last Call Foundation - Team LCF 

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

 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. 

Promoting acceptance and inclusion of those who have Down syndrome. 


Doing whatever it takes to get kids through cancer. 


Helping children in underserved communities. 

 Roxbury Community College provides a nurturing environment, where all community members are welcome, regardless of past education. We transform lives through excellence and innovation, preparing our learners for active citizenry and success in a changing world.  

Punching out Parkinson's and Cancer. 

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

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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