2021 Boston Marathon®
Be a part of Boston’s Return to the Streets in 2021 with Reach Athletes
After going virtual in 2020, the Boston Marathon® is set to return to its historic course in fall 2021! Pending local, state and federal guidelines, the 125th Boston Marathon will be run on Indigenous People’s Day and Reach Athletes will once again run the historic course as part of their continued effort to remove the financial barriers that stand between cancer patients and their treatment.
Push the limits. Persist through the pain. Power forward. It’s what Reach Athletes do. It’s also what our cancer heroes and their families must do as they face months of uncertainty and devastating financial barriers. Their courage and strength inspire Reach Athletes to train, overcome obstacles, and keep moving forward. Think you have what it takes?
Being a Reach Athlete for the 2020 Boston Marathon means getting a top-of-the-line race experience while making a tangible difference in the lives of cancer patients across the country.
All Reach Athletes receive:
- Pre-paid race registration into the Boston Marathon
- Extensive one-on-one, personalized fundraising support, including a toolkit for success
- Regular communication with Family Reach, including bi-weekly emails and video calls with the team
- Reach Hero Inspiration: Our patients and families will inspire you throughout your training
- Race training support and professional coaching
- A Reach Athlete inspirational dinner, if safe to do so
- A Reach Athlete race singlet and branded apparel
All of our runners commit to fundraise a certain amount for Family Reach as a part of their participation in the 2020 New Balance Falmouth Road Race. Priority will be given to runners who pledge over and above to required fundraising minimums.
Nonprofit Runners do not have a bib and will be provided access to one by Family Reach.
$10,000 Fundraising Minimum: Includes a complimentary pre-paid entry into the Boston Marathon.
Registered Runners do not need a bib from Family Reach and have already secured their own invitational entry.
$2,500 Fundraising Minimum: Includes a registration credit to cover the cost of your Boston Marathon entry.
Virtual Runners (NEW!)
Register for the 2021 Virtual Boston Marathon and raise funds for Family Reach! Space is limited. Register here
Family Reach is proud to be an official Partner of John Hancock in the Marathon Non-Profit Program
Family Reach is a national 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to removing the financial barriers that stand between cancer patients and their treatment. This includes losses in income, increased out-of-pocket expenses, and various socioeconomic factors that create disparities in the financial burdens families face. Through our solutions-oriented Financial Treatment Program, nationwide events, strategic partnerships, and generous community support, our ultimate goal is to ensure families do not have to choose between their health and their home.
This loss of income, coupled with increasing out-of-pocket expenses, makes it difficult for families to pay their everyday bills (think: mortgage, gas for the car, groceries, Wi-Fi, and so on). And that’s where Family Reach comes in!