Boston Marathon

2021 Boston Marathon®

Fenway Health is proud to be an official partner of John Hancock in the Marathon Non-Profit Program. The Non-Profit Program provides over 1,000 Boston Marathon® bibs to select non-profit organizations throughout the community, which provides organizations with a significant fundraising opportunity. Last year, John Hancock Non-Profit Runners raised over $10M for their causes.

John Hancock has awarded Fenway Health three (3) charity bibs for the 2021 Boston Marathon, which will be held as an in-person event on October 11, 2021 contingent upon road races being allowed in Massachusetts at the time. We are seeking individuals committed to our mission, with documented charity fundraising experience and/or a comprehensive plan to meet our fundraising goals, and of course a love of running – preferably with marathon or half-marathon experience.

Runners must embrace the mission of Fenway Health and promote it in fundraising and community outreach efforts. Fenway Health is a community health center located in the Fenway neighborhood of Boston and currently serves more than 33,000 individuals. The mission of Fenway Health is to enhance the wellbeing of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and all people in our neighborhoods and beyond through access to the highest quality health care, education, research and advocacy.

Fenway Health asks for a fundraising commitment of at least $7,500 – although some of our runners have topped $20,000 and we invite you to set your sights high. Runners with the demonstrated ability to raise funds will have a competitive advantage in our selection process.

Fenway Health will provide supplemental training support to runners with a subscription to Runners World, and for runners based in the Boston area, training programs provided by Furey 26.2 Marathon Training or a similar program.

To request an application, please email Clarice Johnson, the Fenway Health Marathon coordinator, at cjohnson@fenwayhealth.org. A $25 application fee is due at the time of application.

There is a rolling deadline for application submission until May 20, 2021. Applications will be reviewed on a first come first serve basis and all qualified applicants will remain on a standby list until June 18 should bibs become available again due to injury, personal commitments, fundraising challenges, etc. We strongly recommend that you submit your application at your earliest convenience.

Thank you and good luck!

2019 Boston Marathon® Gallery

About the Boston Marathon®

The Boston Athletic Association established the Boston Marathon® in 1897 and it has been run every year since! One more way we are all Boston proud!

Fenway Health is proud to be an official Partner of John Hancock in the Marathon Non-Profit Program. The Non-Profit Program provides over 1,000 Boston Marathon® bibs to select non-profit organizations throughout the community, which provides organizations with a significant fundraising opportunity. Last year, John Hancock Non-Profit Runners raised over $10M for their causes.