127th Boston Marathon raised record-breaking amount for non-profit organizations

The 127th Boston Marathon raised a record-breaking $40.2 million for more than 200 non-profit organizations, the Boston Athletic Association announced Wednesday.

The money raised on April 17 marked the highest amount raised surrounding a single Boston Marathon, breaking the previous mark of $38.7 million set in 2019.

Combined, the BAA Official Charity Program and John Hancock Non-Profit Program have raised $500.2 million since the charity program’s inception at the 1989 Boston Marathon.

“Philanthropic and fundraising efforts surrounding this year’s Boston Marathon hit record highs in 2023, a testament to the hard work and dedication of all participants running for greater causes,” said Nicole Juri, B.A.A. Director of Development. “More than 200 charities and non-profit organizations will benefit thanks to the efforts of our fundraising participants.”

The $40.2 million raised this year includes donations raised through the B.A.A.’s Official Charity Program, the John Hancock Non-Profit Program, and from other qualified and invitational runners. In total, 2,537 participants ran as fundraising athletes.

“We are proud to cap our 38-year principal sponsorship by setting a new fundraising milestone this year,” said Tom Crohan, VP & Counsel, Global Head of Community Investment at John Hancock and Manulife. “Thank you to every runner, volunteer, donor, and non-profit partner who contributed to these record-setting results. It’s an honor to have helped build a legacy of impact, and we are proud of our collective efforts to help make lives better for those served by our community partners.”

Leading up to Boston Marathon race day, the BAA and John Hancock hosted a variety of fundraising giving initiatives to support athletes running for causes, including Boston Marathon Giving Day on March 15, in which $1,041,766 in donations was raised over a 24-hour period.

The BAA has annually provided non-profits associated with the BAA Official Charity Program and John Hancock Non-Profit Program with invitational entries into the Boston Marathon.

Nonprofit organizations that have been selected to participate in the 128th Boston Marathon as part of the BAA Official Charity Program will be notified this summer, the BAA said.

The next BAA event is the BAA 10K, presented by Brigham and Women’s Hospital on Sunday, June 25. Registration is currently open.

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