Benefits of Running the Boston Marathon with Mass General

Being part of the Mass General Marathon Team makes running the Boston Marathon ® even more special. Besides getting the chance to bond with more than 100 teammates, you’ll be supporting a great cause: the fight against pediatric cancer.

In order to ensure a smooth marathon experience, dedicated Mass General staff are available to answer your questions and address logistical issues throughout training and on race day. Here are some other benefits of joining our team:


  • Personalized fundraising Web page to collect donations
  • Fundraising incentive prizes

Leading Up to the Race

  • Team meetings to help with fundraising, nutrition, training, team building and marathon-day logistics
  • E-newsletters that cover fundraising, corporate matching-gift opportunities, training, nutrition and more
  • Mass General Sports Performance concierge phone line for questions on training and runner injuries
  • Weekend team-training runs
  • Team uniform (runner singlet) and T-shirt
  • “Marathon Eve” pasta dinner at the Seaport Boston Hotel

Running with Mass GeneralMarathon Day

  • Private luxury transportation from Mass General to the starting line in Hopkinton
  • Private, heated team “warm-up” tent near the starting line (includes snacks, beverages, entertainment, private toilets and more)
  • Designated cheering/gathering spot at mile 20 (near the beginning of Heartbreak Hill) for family and friends
  • Team meeting location at the finish line in Boston along with access to a nearby gym for showering


  • Thank-you party in May

For more information on joining the Mass General Marathon Team — including running for a MassGeneral Hospital for Children patient through our Patient Partner Program — please contact us today.