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Boston Marathon Official Charity Program

Thank you for your interest in the Boston Marathon Official Charity Program. The Boston Marathon Official Charity Program began in 1989 and since then has grown to support as many as 30+ charities each year. For more information about the Charity Program, click the button below:

See Charities Page - click here

ATTENTION INTERESTED RUNNERS & FUNDRAISERS

  • All charities offer unique training and fundraising programs, however, all will require a minimum fundraising donation
  • Please contact the official charity you wish to advocate for directly for more information
  • If your charity of choice is not an official B.A.A. Boston Marathon Charity, please note that there will not be any opportunity for them to receive a number for you to fundraise on their behalf

B.A.A. Moment 8

1966 - Bobbi Gibb

Although not an official entrant, Roberta “Bobbi” Gibb became the first woman to run the Boston Marathon. Joining the starting field shortly after the gun had been fired, Gibb finished the race in 3:21:40 to place 126th overall. Gibb again claimed the “unofficial” title in 1967 and 1968.