Being part of the Mass General Marathon Program makes running the Boston Marathon ® even more special. Besides getting the chance to bond with more than 140 teammates, you’ll have the chance to support two great causes: the fight against pediatric cancer and programs to help us respond to disasters and crises quickly.

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 will be there to guide you through race day. Here are some other benefits of running with the Mass General Marathon Program:
Running with Mass General


  • Personalized online fundraising to track donations and your goal
  • Fundraising incentive prizes
  • Help getting the word out on social media
  • Tips for promoting fundraising events and making fundraisers successful

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

Marathon Day

  • 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