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   2024 BOSTON MARATHON

The 128th running of the Boston Marathon will be on April 15th, 2024. 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 2024. Once the application process begins, you will be notified.

BYOB - Bring your own bib! Have a bib already into the 2024 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 2024 Boston Marathon? 

Applications for our charity program will open September 11, 2023.

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

Charity Partners

Applications will open September 11th.  

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. Applications closed. Registered runners only with a bib.

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! Applications closed. Registered runners with a bib only.

 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.   TEAM ESPLANADE is full. You will be placed on our waitlist and if availability on the team opens we will consider your application.

 

Foundation of Boston Marathon Champion Meb Keflezighi 

Maintaining Excellent Balance in all things empowering youth through sports and fitness, specifically running. Applications closed. Registered runners with a bib only.

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.

Applications closed. Registered runners with a bib only.

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. Application opening soon.

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. Applications closed. Registered runners with a bib only.

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. Applications closed. Registered runners with a bib only.

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. Applications closed. Registered runners with a bib only. 

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. No longer accepting applications. Registered runners with a bib only.

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.

No longer accepting applications. Registered runners with a bib only.

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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.

No longer accepting applications. Registered runners only.

Boston Athletic Academy 

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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. No longer accepting applications. Registered runners with a  bib only. 

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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. Applications closed. Registered runners with a bib only.

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Teaching people how to detect cancer early. Applications closed. Registered runners with a bib only.

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. Applications closed. Registered runners with a bib only.

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. Applications closed. Registered runners with a bib only.

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..Applications closed. Registered runners with a bib only.

The Cam Neely Foundation mission is to provide comfort, support and hope to cancer patients and their families  Applications closed. Registered runners with a bib only.

The David Ortiz Children's Fund works to provide children's life saving heart surgeries.  Applications now closed. Registered runners with a bib only.

 

Doc Wayne Youth Services, Inc. 

Our mission is to fuse sport and therapy to heal and strengthen at-risk youth.​ Applications closed. Registered runners with a bib only.

 

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

 

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.

Applications closed. Registered runners with a bib only.

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!

 No longer accepting applications. Registered runners with a bib only.

 

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

Applications closed. Registered runners with a bib only.

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. Applications closed. Waitlist only.

 

The Joseph Middlemiss Big Heart Foundation spreads kindness, empowering children and funding pediatric cardiomyopathy research.  Not available.

 

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

Homelessness and transitional housing for individuals and families. Application opening soon. 

 

Last Call Foundation - Team LCF 

Provides funding, education and research to advance the safety needs of firefighters.​​  Applications closed. Registered runners only with a bib.

 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. Applications closed. Registered runners with a bib only.

Promoting acceptance and inclusion of those who have Down syndrome. Applications closed. Registered runners with a bib only.

 

Doing whatever it takes to get kids through cancer. Applications closed. Registered runners with a bib only.

 

Helping children in underserved communities. 

Applications closed. Registered runners with a bib only.

 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.  

Applications closed. Registered runners with a bib only.

Punching out Parkinson's and Cancer. No longer accepting any more applications. Registered runners with a bib only.

Creating and supporting community programs in South Boston and its surrounding neighborhoods helping all ages children to Seniors. Applications closed. Registered runners with a bib only.

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. Applications closed. Registered runners with a bib only. 

 

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