Boston Marathon® Official Charity Partner: Registration for the 2021 Dream Big! Boston Marathon Team Is Now Open

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Dream Big! is proud to be a part of the Boston Athletic Association's official Boston Marathon® Charity Program. As one of 41 charity partners, Dream Big! will have a team of 20 runners in the 125th Boston Marathon on October 11, 2021.

The Dream Big! Boston Marathon Team will raise funds to support the important work Dream Big! does to provide girls and young women from low-income situations with the equipment, uniforms, athletic footwear, sports attire, training and program fees needed for them to participate in sports and physical activities that contribute to their health, education and overall well-being. Over the past seven years Dream Big! has already had a direct, positive effect on more than 55,000 girls and young women in need through equipment, footwear, sports attire and uniform donations, program and camp scholarships, sports clinics, training fees, college showcases and the Dream Big! Leadership Conferences for middle and high school female athletes from urban communities. If it has been your dream to run the Boston Marathon, now you can achieve your dream while raising funds to make many other wonderful and deserving girls’ dreams come true.

Thank you for your interest in running the Boston Marathon® with Dream Big!. While the required minimum is set at $7,500 per runner, set your fundraising sights high — and give your fundraising plan careful and serious consideration, as this plan is an integral part of your application.

To apply to join the Dream Big! Marathon Team:
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    Team Requirements for Dream Big! Marathon Team Numbers
  • $7,500 basic fundraising commitment
  • $370 + $25 race entry fees (amount set by the B.A.A.)

    Team Requirements for Runners With Their Own Marathon Bib Number
  • $1500 basic fundraising commitment

    Team Requirements for Runners Wanting to run the Virtual Boston Marathon
  • $1000 basic fundraising commitment

    Dream Big! Team Members Receive
  • A personal fundraising web page and on-line tools that make fundraising easy
  • An invite to the Annual Dream Big! All Star Sports Gala & Auction at Fenway Park State Street Pavilion & EMC Club
  • A training program designed by an experienced marathon coach
  • Weekly training group runs and zoom meetings beginning in June
  • Dream Big! apparel and team singlet
  • Fundraising recognition items
  • An organized 20 mile training run on the Boston Marathon course
  • A marathon day post race gathering spot for team members at a hotel, right near the finish line
  • And much more!

For more information please contact Linda Driscoll, President & CEO at ldriscoll@dream-big.org.

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