American Liver Foundation

American Liver Foundation, N.E. Division
Run for Research
188 Needham Street, Ste 240
Newton, MA  02464
Daria Zavarelli
Campaign Manager
617-527-5600 ext. 2032
American Liver Foundation is no longer accepting applications for invitational entry into the 2016 Boston Marathon. Official qualified participants who are already entered in the 2016 Boston Marathon that wish to raise funds for American Liver Foundation may still do so using the contact information found above.
Since 1989, the Run For Research program has made a dramatic impact on the American Liver Foundation's mission - to facilitate, advocate, and promote education, support, and research for the prevention, treatment and cure of liver disease.  Last year's team raised over $1.1 million and had team members from across the United States, Canada, and the Philippines. Team members receive a comprehensive training program presented by our seasoned team coaches for runners of all levels, informative team meetings and fun social events, weekly group runs, two long runs on the Boston Marathon® course, race day gear, and complimentary massages, showers, and snacks post-race. To help runners excel in raising funds, the American Liver Foundation also provides fundraising tips, resources and supplies.  Join us this season as we run to fight the over 100 types of liver disease!
B.A.A. Moment 1

1920 - Ashland Start

The Boston Marathon began in Ashland, Massachusetts from 1897 through 1923 then moved to Hopkinton for the 1924 race. The course was lengthened to 26 miles, 385 yards to conform to the Olympic standard, and the starting line was moved west from Ashland to Hopkinton. Since then, the race has started in Hopkinton every year.