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Team End ALZ is a proud official charity of the John Hancock Non-Profit Program for the 2018 Boston Marathon. The application for the 2018 Boston Marathon charity team is now closed. All applications are under review and applicants will be notified of their status within the next few weeks.

Note: this entry is not provided by the Alzheimer's Association

Team End ALZ is a proud official charity of the John Hancock Non-Profit Program for the 2018 Boston Marathon.

Team End ALZ is comprised of charity runners, time-qualified runners and runners who received an invitational entry on their own. More than 5 Million people nationwide have Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, with over 15 Million Americans providing unpaid care to those living with the disease. There is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease and thus no survivors. It is our hope and goal to one day have our first survivor.

Funds raised by Team End ALZ runners directly supports the mission of the Alzheimer’s Association; to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research and to provide care and support for all affected.

The RUN to End Alzheimer’s program began in 2001 when a few dedicated athletes participated in the Boston Marathon on behalf of the Alzheimer’s Association. The program has grown over the past 16 years, raising over $4.8M since inception and is now known as Team End ALZ.

Requirements for 2018 charity runners using a race entry provided by the Alzheimer’s Association:

  • $50 application fee
  • $8,000 required fundraising minimum
  • $360 race entry fee (amount set by the B.A.A.)

Requirements for 2018 time-qualified runners or those who have their own race entry:

  • $50 application fee – waived
  • $4,000 suggested fundraising minimum

All Team End ALZ Members Receive:

  • A personal fundraising webpage on Crowdrise
  • A fundraising coach to provide helpful fundraising tips and tools
  • Two coaches to create personalized training programs, and provide weekly training tips
  • Boston-area weekly group runs
  • Team Info Sessions and Meetings with guest speakers
  • Team End ALZ running singlet
  • Fundraising recognition incentives
  • Team End ALZ Banquet and Pasta Dinner on race weekend
  • Bus transportation to Hopkinton
  • Pre-Race light breakfast and bag drop
  • Post-Race celebration with refreshments, showers, family meeting point and pictures at hotel near the finish line.
  • And more!

Questions? Contact Jessica Foley, Development Officer, Team End ALZ at jfoley@alz.org or 617-868-6718.

"The day before the Boston Marathon, I called my mom's nurse. Even though Mom can't really talk anymore due to Alzheimer's, I asked her to hold the phone up to Mom's ear, just to listen to what I had to say. I told her how much I loved her. That I was proud of her and lucky to have her as a mom. That I was going to run the Boston Marathon for her the next day. I was going to wear a sign with her name on it and we were going to run the race together. She broke down and cried and told me that she loved me. I haven't heard those words in a long time. Thank you so much for giving me the chance to do this for me and for her."

-Shannon Seitz,
Boston Marathon 2010

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