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Are you interested in running the 122nd Boston Marathon on April 16, 2018 as part of the Mass General Marathon Team? Fill out the form to the right with your name and email address, and we’ll let you know when applications are open.

Combine your passion for running with a commitment to raising critical funds for Mass General!

In 2018, our runners will support pediatric cancer care and emergency preparedness programs at Mass General. Last year, a $6,000 fundraising minimum was required and our team of runners raised an average of over $8,000 each.

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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 2017 Boston Marathon teams:

  • The Pediatric Cancer Team has raised more than $13 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 2017 Boston Marathon.

Marathon Team Crosses Finish Line

Runners were celebrated by family, friends, patients and staff at Mile 20. Please enjoy these photos and relive the smiles, tears and love that made the day one to remember.

Our Partners

Mass General is proud to partner with John Hancock Financial Services as it prepares for the 2017 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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