2021 BOSTON MARATHON
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.
Charity programs are now open. Learn more about each of our non profit teams below and apply for a Charity spot. For questions about applying, please go to our contact form.
The VIRTUAL Boston Marathon opened on March 30th, 10 AM EST. Learn more & register here for your entry into the VIRTUAL.
Then join our CharityTeams VIRTUAL Race Team.
Pick a charity below from the list.
Fill out and application below and choose virtual entry.
Be part of the fun and make your miles meaningful.
Need Entry into the IN-PERSON 2021 Boston Marathon?
Applications for the Charity program are now open!
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.
*Full list subject to change.
Learn more by clicking each logo.
Applications available now.
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.
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 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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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.
The Hoyt Foundation - Team Hoyt
The 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.
Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts - Team ULEM
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. APPLY HERE.
House of Possibilities - Team Hope
House of Possibilities
Life-changing services for children and adults with disabilities, including cerebral palsy, down syndrome and autism, and their families.
Jumpstart - Children First
Provides language, literacy, and social-emotional programming for preschool children from under-resourced communities and promotes quality early learning for all.
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.
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.