About the Boston Marathon Official Charity Program
Now in its 25th Year, the Official Charity Programs of the Boston Marathon have raised more than $133 million ...
The selected charities of the Boston Marathon Official Charity Program raise more than $11 million annually, and serve areas of need within Greater Boston. The funds and positive impact are important to the success of the B.A.A.'s mission, and the Association is proud to support these charities and their fundraising endeavors. With special regard to our field of Boston Marathon qualifiers, the B.A.A. has integrated its charity program into the race - an effort which recognizes the community in and around the Boston Marathon, and the year-round philanthropic endeavors of the Boston Athletic Association.
Boston Marathon Official Charity Program began in 1989 when the American Liver Foundation became the first charity to receive official entries into the Boston Marathon. The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute came aboard in 1990, and since then the program has grown to support at least 30 charities each year.
INTERESTED RUNNERS & FUNDRAISERS
Our official B.A.A. Boston Marathon Charities will be accepting runner applications in September from fundraisers willing to run the 2014 Boston Marathon. 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.
A list of our current charities is listed on your left, OR click any of the logos below: