Boston Marathon®

Event Date:
Monday, April 17, 2023
Event Location:
Hopkinton to Boston

Join Team BMC for the historic Boston Marathon®. Each year, Boston Medical Center is proud to have a dedicated team of runners making their miles even more meaningful by fundraising in support of our patients and their families.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. As we reflect on this unspeakable tragedy, we remember how our community came together to heal and rebuild. As New England’s largest and most experienced trauma center, BMC helped Boston through one of its darkest days. We remain ready to support our patients and the community today—from providing primary care to children and families to being a beacon of excellent care in people’s hour of greatest need.

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How To Join Team BMC

Apply online to join Team BMC for the 2023 Boston Marathon®. Once our team receives your application, we will review and reach out with next steps. We have a limited amount of spots, and runners are accepted on a rolling basis. The fundraising minimum for accepted 2023 runners is $7,000.

Are you a 2023 Boston Marathon® qualifier and already have a bib from the B.A.A? Apply here. The fundraising minimum for 2023 qualified runners is $1,000.


How Fundraising Supports BMC Patients

BMC is not only a home for exceptional care, but we also are pioneers of programs that impact lasting good health, from anti-poverty initiatives to education. Funds raised through the Boston Marathon® support this work—much of it not reimbursed by insurance–that drives equitable health outcomes for people everywhere. Here are just a few examples of what we can do with your support:

  • 54,000. It’s the number of people from all 50 states and 153 countries who have accessed education and training resources through the Grayken Center for Addiction at BMC. In addition to housing 10+ addiction treatment and support programs for patients of all backgrounds, the Center is a leader in helping other institutions launch innovative care models for substance use disorder.
  • $11 million. It’s the amount BMC has returned to more than 5,000 families through StreetCred, a free tax preparation and financial coaching service for pediatric families. Started by BMC residents in 2016, the program has since been replicated nationally.
  • 59,380. It’s the number of patients who received nutritious meals through BMC’s hospital-based food pantry in 2021. Started in 2001, BMC’s food pantry is a first-of-its-kind program that has advised more than 40 other hospital-based programs across the country.

With you on our team, we can continue to lead the way in removing barriers to lasting good health.


Team Perks

Training and fundraising for the Boston Marathon® is no small feat. We are deeply grateful for the dedication of our Team BMC runners and their commitment to supporting Boston Medical Center patients and the community.

To say thanks, accepted Team BMC runners will receive:

  • Team BMC apparel
  • access to complimentary marathon coaching and training runs
  • fundraising incentive opportunities
  • fundraising page, tips, and tools for success
  • race-day perks
  • and much more!


Special Thanks

John Hancock

Team BMC has had runners compete and raise funds through the Boston Marathon® since 2002 thanks to the John Hancock Nonprofit Program. Runners have raised more than $8.7 million to ensure BMC patients and their families have the care and support they need to thrive. A special thank you to John Hancock for being a committed partner in our work to care for Boston!