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2019 Boston Marathon®

Team End ALZ is a proud official charity of the John Hancock Non-Profit Program. Applications for our charity team are now closed. If you submitted an application, an Alzheimer’s Association staff member may be in touch with additional questions. All applicants will receive an update on their status by early November. 

Do you have a Boston Qualified entry or your own entry from another source? If so, join our team here

Team End ALZ is comprised of charity runners, time-qualified runners and runners who received an invitational entry on their own. 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 Team End ALZ 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 17 years, raising over $7M since inception. The 2018 Boston Marathon Team raised over $500,000.

The Alzheimer’s Association is proud to be an official Partner of John Hancock in the Marathon Non-Profit Program. The Non-Profit Program provides over 1000 Boston Marathon® to select non-profit organizations throughout the community, which provides organizations with significant fundraising opportunity. Last year, John Hancock Non-Profit Runners raised over $13.1M for their causes.

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Featured Event

Boston's Run to Remember, Half Marathon and 5-Mile Race
May 26, 2019

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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 on Saturdays
  • Three mandatory team meetings with guest speakers
  • Team End ALZ New Balance 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!

Requirements for 2019 runners using a charity race entry provided by the Alzheimer’s Association:

  • $50 application fee
  • $8,000 required fundraising minimum
  • $365 race entry fee (amount set by the B.A.A.)

Requirements for 2019 time-qualified runners or those who have their own race entry:

  • $50 application fee – waived
  • $2,500 suggested fundraising minimum

Questions? Contact Charlene Bemis, Development Director, Special Events at cbemis@alz.org
or 617-868-6718.

“I started to run in 2015 to cope with the loss of my dad. Now I run for hope that my kids will live in a world without Alzheimer’s.”

-Danny Shea, Boston Marathon 2016 & 2018