2013 Boston Marathon
Official Charity Program
B.A.A. Announces Charities Chosen as part of its
Official Charity Program for the 2013 Boston Marathon®
BOSTON ÛÒ With registration now
underway for next year’s Boston Marathon, the Boston Athletic Association
(B.A.A.) announced the charities which will comprise its Official Charity
Program for the 117th Boston Marathon on Monday, April 15, 2013.
The following charities will receive a limited number of invitational entries
into the Boston Marathon and have been designated by the B.A.A. to raise funds
through the recruitment and assembly of running teams over the next seven
Information and contact
details for each of these charities is on the B.A.A.’s web page: http://www.baa.org/Utilities/Charities.aspx.
American Liver Foundation
American Red Cross of Eastern
American Stroke Association-Tedy’s Team
Best Buddies Massachusetts
Boston Arts Academy
Boston Bruins Foundation
Boston Children’s Hospital
Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester
Cam Neely Foundation
Cops for Kids with Cancer
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Doug Flutie Foundation
Franklin Park Coalition
*Girl Scouts of Eastern
John M Barry Boys and Girls Club of Newton
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Mass Mentoring Partnership
Melanoma Foundation of New
Michael Carter Lisnow Respite
Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation
Museum of Science
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
*New England Aquarium
New England Patriots Foundation
Red Sox Foundation
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
* Charities new for the 2013 Boston Marathon are
designated by an asterisk.
1552 participants in the 2013 Boston Marathon will become members of teams
formed by these charitable organizations. All charities which are
included in the B.A.A.’s Official Charity Program for the Boston Marathon are
reviewed annually by a committee formed by the B.A.A. Also, the committee
selects several new participating organizations each year through an
application and interview process which occurs during the summer.
In 2012, 1492 participants in the Boston Marathon, representing B.A.A.
charities, raised more than $11.4 million. The B.A.A.’s principal sponsor
for the Boston Marathon for 28 consecutive years, John Hancock Financial, also
has a non-profit bib program whereby entries into the race are designated for
charitable non-profit organizations. In total last year, the two programs
raised more than $18.2 million.
The year 2013 will mark the 25th year for the B.A.A.’s Official Charity Program
for the Boston Marathon. The American Liver Foundation was the first,
formal organization to raise funds at the Boston Marathon in 1989.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute was added by the B.A.A. in 1990. Over the past 27 years, the official B.A.A. Charity program and John
HancockÛªs own Non-Profit Program have combined to raise more than $150
million for community based organizations.
The B.A.A. assists organizations chosen as part of its Official Charity Program
for the Boston Marathon by providing a limited number of entries, offering
seminars for charity leaders, inviting runners for charity to attend its
complimentary clinic series, sharing information on effective fundraising
techniques, and supporting the organizations with promotion, and public and
About the B.A.A.
Established in 1887, the Boston Athletic Association is a non-profit
organization with a mission of managing athletic events and promoting a healthy
lifestyle through sports, especially running. The B.A.A.’s Boston Marathon is
the world’s oldest annual marathon, and the organization manages other local
events and supports comprehensive charity, youth, and year-round running
programs. Since 1986, the principal sponsor of the Boston Marathon has been
John Hancock Financial. The Boston Marathon is part of the World Marathon
Majors along with the Virgin London Marathon, BMW Berlin Marathon, Bank of
America Chicago Marathon, and the ING New York City Marathon.
Registration for the 117th Boston Marathon on Monday, April 15, 2013 begins on
September 10, 2012.