Apply to run with the Mass General Marathon Team. Support care and research initiatives that enhance the quality of life for all of the hospital’s patients.

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Applications are Open

Apply to run the 121st Boston Marathon on April 17, 2017 as part of the Mass General Marathon Team! Thanks to support from John Hancock, we are now recruiting runners for our Emergency Response and Pediatric Cancer teams. Combine your passion for running with a commitment to raising critical funds for Mass General. Apply to join either team today!

A $6,000 fundraising minimum is required, last year’s runners raised an average of over $8,000 each.

Mass General & Boston

Thanks to the longstanding partnership with John Hancock, the Mass General Marathon Program continues to grow from its inception in 1998. This year, as a result of John Hancock’s generosity, Mass General was the proud recipient of bib numbers for two 2016 Boston Marathon teams:

  • The Pediatric Cancer Team has raised more than $11 million to support the pediatric hematology-oncology program at MassGeneral Hospital for Children.
  • Founded following the tragedy of the 2013 marathon bombings, the Emergency Response Team raises money to ensure that we’re ready for the next disaster – man-made or natural.

Why We Run

What would motivate you to train in the snow, sleet and freezing cold to run 26.2 miles? Watch these videos to hear the amazing stories that inspired our Mass General Marathon Team members to run the 2016 Boston Marathon.

Our Partners

Mass General is proud to partner with John Hancock Financial Services as it prepares for the 2016 Boston Marathon© with the funds raised benefiting pediatric cancer care and emergency preparedness programs at Mass General.


Read all about Run For MGH – The Mass General Marathon Team in the News.


Answers to questions about running the Boston Marathon© with the Mass General Team:

  • Submitting offline donations
  • Gift matching
  • Becoming a team captain