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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.

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.

The Pediatric Cancer Team

Since 1998, with the partnership of John Hancock, the Mass General Marathon Team…Fighting Kids’ Cancer, One Step at a Time…has raised over $12 million to support the pediatric hematology-oncology program at MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC). Funds raised are directed to cancer care and research initiatives that enhance the quality of life for the hospital’s youngest cancer patients.

Our Causes

As it has from the beginning, the Mass General Marathon Team will run the Boston Marathon® to support pediatric cancer care and research at MassGeneral Hospital for Children. Many team members also join the Patient Partner Program and run in honor of a young patient at MGHfC.


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