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Event

Mass General Marathon Team

Run the 126th BOSTON MARATHON® on Monday, April 18, 2022 as a part of the legendary Mass General Marathon Team. Make your mark on MGH when you run for one of our signature causes, supporting key programs at one of the top hospitals in America. Thanks to our long-standing sponsor John Hancock and their partnership with the Boston Athletic Association, the Mass General Marathon Program has received entries into this historic running of the Boston Marathon.

When

Monday, April 18, 2022

Where

East Main Street

Hopkinton, MA 01748

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Organizer

Mass General Marathon Team

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Our Causes

EMERGENCY RESPONSE

Supports training and resources needed to advance emergency preparedness and disaster medicine efforts.

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PEDIATRIC CANCER

Funds are directed to cancer care and research that lead to improvements in cure rates and enhance patients’ quality of life.

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HOME BASE

Dedicated to supporting Veterans, Service Members and their Families through world-class clinical care, wellness, education and research.

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2022 Team Interest Form

Find Out When Applications Open


Are you interested in running the 126th Boston Marathon® on April 18, 2022, as part of the Mass General Marathon Team? Fill out our interest form, 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. Thanks to long-time sponsor John Hancock, Mass General marathon team members will raise funds for three initiatives: Emergency Preparedness, Home Base, and Pediatric Cancer.
A $7,500 fundraising minimum is required for all runners, last year’s runners raised an average of over $10,000 each.

If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Fill out our Interest Form!

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Support the Mass General Marathon Team

Introducing the revamped 2021 Mass General Marathon Team T-shirt! Show your support for the team and MGH when you purchase this year’s limited edition shirt. All proceeds from sales will benefit our three signature causes: Emergency Response, Home Base, and Pediatric Cancer.

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Why run with Mass General?

Being a runner on the Mass General Marathon Team is a unique opportunity to support important causes while training and participating in one of the most prestigious road races in the world. What makes the MGH experience special is the culture we’ve established with our runners, staff and partners that brings everyone closer throughout the training season. We welcome any and all to join our team and make a difference while running the race of a lifetime!

Team Benefits

  • Guaranteed race entry to the in-person 126th Boston Marathon® on Monday, April 18, 2022.
  • Ability to raise critical funds for one of three important causes at Mass General
  • Personal fundraising page and resources, tips, and tools to help maximize your success
  • Staff contact to address all in-season questions and to support you every step of the way!
  • Fundraising incentives and top fundraiser prizes
  • Team meetings and socials
  • Group training opportunities
  • Marathon training led by Coach Dan Fitzgerald of Heartbreak Hill Running Company
  • #Run4MGH running singlet, and team swag
  • And much more!

Our Partners

John Hancock-Mass General Marathon Partnership is Powerful Source of Support

Mass General is proud to be an official Partner of John Hancock in the Marathon Non-Profit Program. The Non-Profit Program provides over 1,000 Boston Marathon® bibs to select non-profit organizations throughout the community, which provides organizations with a significant fundraising opportunity. Last year, John Hancock Non-Profit Runners raised over $10M for their causes.

For the 25th year, John Hancock’s partnership continues to be a strong and unwavering source of critical support for three hospital programs. The Mass General Marathon Program has raised more than $19.6 million since its inception in 1998.

Learn more about John Hancock’s support of the Boston Marathon and other community programs.

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A Great Way to
Make a Major Impact

Since 2014, vineyard vines has created a line of Wicked Strong t-shirts to benefit the Mass General Marathon Program. 30% of all Wicked Strong sales go directly to the Marathon Program. vineyard vines’ generous support of these programs helps to raise critical support for children with pediatric cancer, emergency preparedness, disaster medicine and veterans care.

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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 team event, sponsor a cheering section along the route on race day, or provide donations in-kind to show support for the Mass General Marathon Program.

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, contact us today.

Run for MGH Program

Do you have your own qualified entry in the Boston Marathon but still wish to raise funds for a cause that is special to you? Consider the Run for MGH program!

Every year, dozens of runners participate in the Boston Marathon as part of the Run for MGH program. Run for MGH aims to raise funds for Massachusetts General Hospital programs that are near and dear to these runners’ hearts.

As part of Run for MGH, runners will receive fundraising support, a team singlet, an invitation to a 20-mile long team run and more as they prepare for Marathon Monday, April 18, 2022.

If you are interested in participating in the #Run4MGH Program, please visit our website for more information.

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Emergency Response: Ready When Seconds Count

In 2014, the Mass General Marathon Team received additional entries to raise money for MGH’s Emergency Response Department in recognition of the lifesaving response of hospital employees following the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. The MGH runners supporting Emergency Medicine have raised more than $2.7 million in seven years, providing critical funding to the hospital’s emergency medicine and disaster preparedness efforts that benefit victims worldwide. Marathon funds support the training and resources needed to develop a carefully integrated response that spans multiple departments throughout the hospital and ensures that Mass General is ready for the next disaster – be it man-made or natural.

At Mass General, we take emergency planning very seriously. Preparing for that next disaster takes thoughtful training and lots of practice. Donors are critical to our success. Time spent training is not covered by insurance and often takes place outside work hours. Money raised by the Mass General Emergency Response Team allows Mass General to be ready… when second’s count.

marathon runner and patient partner

Pediatric Cancer: Fighting Kids' Cancer... One Step At A Time

Since 1998, with the partnership of John Hancock, the Mass General Marathon Team was founded with the purpose of “Fighting Kids’ Cancer…. One Step at a Time” and has raised over $16.4 million to support the MassGeneral Hospital for Children Pediatric Cancer program. Funds raised are directed to cancer care and research initiatives that will lead to improvements in cure rates and enhance the quality of life for the hospital’s youngest cancer patients.

Runners who support our pediatric cancer mission are a diverse and dedicated group of individuals. They are Mass General doctors, nurses, hospital personnel, parents and relatives of our patients, cancer survivors, friends and anyone whose life has been impacted by cancer and wants to make a difference. Most importantly, the team is a partnership with our patients, who are fighting childhood cancer every day and hoping for a cure. They are the true heroes of the Marathon Team because they are running the biggest race of all: the race to a full recovery from cancer.

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Home Base: Healing The Invisible Wound of War

Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Program, is dedicated to supporting Veterans, Service Members and their Families through world-class clinical care, wellness, education and research. As a National Center of Excellence, Home Base operates the first and largest private-sector clinic in the nation devoted to healing invisible wounds such as post-traumatic stress, traumatic brain injury, anxiety, depression, co-occurring substance use disorder, military sexual trauma, family relationship challenges and other issues associated with service.

Since its inception, Home Base has provided care and support to more than 24,000 Veterans and Family Members and provided more than 79,000 training sessions for clinicians, educators, first responders and community members – all at no cost.

In the words of Team Captain General (ret.) Jack Hammond “Today we are able to treat hundreds of thousands of people, but we still lose more than 20 veterans each day, and we’ve lost 100,000 veterans to suicide since 9/11. That is a staggering number. It is an epidemic. We’re here to help try to stem the tide of veterans committing suicide.”

2022 MASS GENERAL MARATHON PROGRAM FAQS

Donate

Mass General is proud to be an official Partner of John Hancock in the Marathon Non-Profit Program. The Non-Profit Program provides over 1,000 Boston Marathon® bibs to select non-profit organizations throughout the community, which provides organizations with a significant fundraising opportunity. Last year, John Hancock Non-Profit Runners raised over $10M for their causes.

Contact Us

Phone

617.726.2200

Address

Mass General Marathon Team

125 Nashua Street

Boston, MA 02114

Mass General Marathon Team

Phone

617.726.2200

Email

mghmarathon@partners.org mghmarathon@partners.org

Stephanie Martin

Marathon Event Lead

Phone

617.726.2200

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smartin@mgh.harvard.edu

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