BOSTON – The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) has announced that 42 organizations have been selected for the B.A.A.’s Official Charity Program for the 2023 Boston Marathon.
Entering the 34th year of the Official Charity Program, the B.A.A. provides select nonprofit organizations with entries into the Boston Marathon, which are used to raise millions of dollars for worthwhile causes. A total of $35.6 million was raised through the B.A.A. Official Charity Program and John Hancock Non-Profit Program surrounding the 2022 race. The B.A.A. Official Charity Program and the John Hancock Non-Profit Program have combined to raise more than $460 million since the charity program’s inception at the 1989 Boston Marathon.
The 127th running of the world’s oldest annual marathon will be held on Monday, April 17, 2023, with registration opening on September 12, 2022. A complete list of B.A.A. Official Charity Program members can be found below.
- 261 Fearless
- American Liver Foundation, N.E. Division
- American Red Cross of Massachusetts
- America Scores New England
- B.A.A. Charity Team
- Back on My Feet Boston
- Boston Bruins Foundation
- Boston Bulldogs Running Club
- Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation
- Boston Children’s Hospital
- Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester
- Brigham and Women’s Hospital
- Camp Shriver at UMass Boston
- Community Rowing Inc.
- CYCLE Kids, Inc.
- Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
- Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism
- Dream Big!
- Esplanade Association
- Girls on the Run Greater Boston
- Good Sports, Inc.
- Herren Project
- IMPACT Melanoma
- Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired
- MEB Foundation
- MetroWest YMCA
- Michael Lisnow Respite Center
- Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation
- National MS Society, Greater New England Chapter
- New England Patriots Foundation
- Play Ball Foundation
- Red Sox Foundation
- Semper Fi & America’s Fund
- Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
- TB12 Foundation
- Tedy’s Team
- The Hoyt Foundation
- Thompson Island Outward Bound
- Trinity Boston Connects
- Tufts Medical Center
B.A.A. official charities will begin to accept registration submissions on September 12. For more information about the B.A.A. Official Charity Program, and to apply to participate in the 2023 Boston Marathon as a member of one of their teams, please visit www.baa.org.
The B.A.A. annually provides non-profits associated with the B.A.A. Official Charity Program and John Hancock’s Non-Profit Program with invitational entries into the Boston Marathon. Each non-profit organization directly manages its own application process, athlete selection, and fundraising minimums, deadlines, and requirements.
For the fifth consecutive year, the Boston Athletic Association will field its own fundraising team for the Boston Marathon. B.A.A. Charity Team members fundraise to help expand the B.A.A.’s youth and community initiatives, bringing the benefits of running and healthy lifestyles to the greater Boston community. Applications will be accepted for 2023 B.A.A. Official Charity Team beginning on September 12.
The B.A.A. is committed to a world where all people can access and benefit from running and an active lifestyle.
ABOUT THE BOSTON ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION (B.A.A.)
Established in 1887, the Boston Athletic Association is a non-profit organization with a mission of promoting a healthy lifestyle through sports, especially running. The B.A.A. manages the Boston Marathon, and supports comprehensive charity, youth, and year-round programming. The Boston Marathon is part of the Abbott World Marathon Majors, along with international marathons in Tokyo, London, Berlin, Chicago, and New York City. Since 1986, the principal sponsor of the Boston Marathon has been John Hancock. The 127th Boston Marathon is scheduled to take place on Monday, April 17, 2023. For more information on the B.A.A., please visit www.baa.org.