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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.

Our Partners

Mass General is proud to partner with John Hancock Financial Services as it prepares for the 2018 Boston Marathon© with the funds raised benefiting pediatric cancer care and emergency preparedness programs at Mass General.

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.

A Great Way to Make a Major Impact

Corporate support has always played an important role in the success of the Mass General Boston Marathon Program, which is made possible by John Hancock. In recognition of their valuable contributions, companies are acknowledged on the team website, in the hospital e-newsletter, at team events and on runner singlets. Businesses can also sponsor a cheering section along the route to give their employees a front-row view of the marathon.

Most importantly, Mass General Boston Marathon Program donors are about supporting pediatric cancer care and research initiatives that enhance the quality of life for kids with cancer as well as emergency care, disaster relief and disaster preparedness that benefit disaster victims worldwide. To learn more about these opportunities, contact us today.

Thank you to our donor, Eversource, and sponsors, A.A. Will and Vineyard Vines!

Mass General is grateful for the support of its sponsors, but it does not endorse their products or services.

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.


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