2017 BOSTON MARATHON
April 17, 2017
The Run to End Alzheimer's is a proud official charity of the John Hancock Boston Marathon program.
Applications for our 2017 team are now closed. If you have your own bib number, however, you are of course welcome to support our fight against Alzheimer's disease
For those who are part of our team, you will receive:
Receive a personal training program tailored for your running level, professional coaching, and fully-supported weekly team runs through the training season.
Get fundraising ideas, strategies, support and one-on-one fund raising coaching to help you easily meet and easily exceed your personal commitment! You’ll also get access to a personal online fundraising site and a press release tailored for publication opportunities in local media.
Team Info Sessions
Get expert advice on training, injury prevention, nutrition, race strategies and more at our monthly meetings in our Watertown, MA office.
Wear your official, complimentary Run to End Alzheimer's singlet with pride. In addition, our online store has additional Alzheimer’s team gear at reasonable prices.
Including special get-togethers during the training season, a pre-race recognition banquet and post-race celebration.
Run to End Alzheimer's Boston Marathon participants are as passionate about the cause as the event. Most have a personal connection with Alzheimer’s disease. That’s why the majority of our runners exceed the charitable fundraising minimum of $8,000 per runner for non-qualified entrants and $1,750 for those who secured their own entry.
"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."
Boston Marathon 2010