Step 2. Benefits and Requirements

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Requirements for Invitational Entry Runners:

Invitational runners have not received an official race entry through another source.

  • Raise a minimum of $5,000 by May 16, 2018. While the required minimum is set at $5,000 per runner, additional consideration will be given to runners who are willing to make a more aggressive fundraising commitment (in 2017, runners accepted to our team committed to $8,000-$10,000+).
  • Submit a non-refundable $20 application fee upon application to the team. If accepted, this fee will be applied towards your fundraising.
  • Submit a non-refundable $100 processing fee, valid credit card information and signed team contract upon acceptance to the team. This fee will not be applied towards your fundraising.
  • Pay a B.A.A. race application fee of $355 (subject to change) in addition to your fundraising minimum.
  • 18 years of age or older by April 16, 2018.
  • Capable of running a marathon in less than 6 hours.
  • Apply here!

Requirements for Qualified Entry Runners:

Qualified Entry runners have already secured an official entry through another source.

  • Raise a minimum of $1,000 by May 16, 2018. Although the minimum is $1,000, we will work with each runner to set an individual fundraising goal.
  • Provide your own official Boston Marathon race entry number.
  • Apply here!

Team Benefits

Qualified and Invitational runners will receive all of the same great team benefits!

  • Guaranteed Race Entry for the 2018 Boston Marathon
  • Celebratory team events with Running for Cover members
  • Exclusive team training clinics and Joint Ventures marathon training program 
  • Training support from seasoned marathoners, Dr. Robin Travers
  • Meet and Greet with Honorary Team Captain, four time Boston Marathon winner Bill Rodgers
  • Fundraising tools and support to help you exceed your fundraising goals. Additionally, you will have a unique fundraising website where you can share your story and accept secure online donations.
  • Private pre-race team space in Hopkinton where runners can stretch, eat and get ready for their run
  • Fundraising contests and incentives
  • Exclusive Running for Cover apparel
  • Cheering section for family members and supporters along marathon course
  • Sunscreen and Lip balm for protected running
  • The knowledge that you are running to support MFNE’s mission of education, prevention and support!
  • and more!
  • Apply here!