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Event Information: Charity Program

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 35 charities each year. For more information about the Charity Program, click the button below:

See Charities Page - click here

Attention Interested Runners and 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 5

1977 - Bob Hall Becomes the First Person to Complete the Race in a Wheelchair

Shown here in 1977, Bob Hall pioneered the division when he became the first person to complete the race in a wheelchair in 1975, making good on his promise to finish in under three hours.