2016 John Hancock Non-Profit Marathon


Interested Non-Profit Organizations:

John Hancock has been the principal sponsor of the Boston Marathon for over 30 years. The Company's continued support of the Boston Athletic Association, which has directed the race since 1897, ensures that the marathon remains a world-class event and an important facet of Boston's culture and heritage.

As part of our sponsorship, John Hancock donates hundreds of guaranteed entries each year to select non-profits through our Marathon Non-Profit Program. Organizations use these entries to recruit individual runners who pledge to raise money for their cause. Our program, together with the Boston Athletic Association’s Charity Program, enabled organizations to raise $28.3 million dollars in 2015.

Once again, John Hancock is proud to offer this unique opportunity in 2016. Special consideration will be given to those organizations that can demonstrate the capacity and infrastructure to support their runners in their fundraising and training efforts. Additional details & requirements are as follows:

  1. 1. Applicant organizations must have 501(c)3 status
  2. 2. Applications open on August 3rd, 2015 to organizations only; no individuals please
  3. 3. Applications will be accepted through August 31st, 2015
  4.     *NOTE applications submitted after this date will not be considered
  5. 4. Organizations will be notified of decisions via email on a rolling basis
  6. 5. Accepted organizations must agree to:
    1. a. Attend an orientation to be held on Thursday, September 24, 2015 3:00pm – 5:30pm
    2. b. Sign a Partner Agreement (to be provided)
    3. c. Use CrowdRise as its exclusive online charitable fundraising platform
    4. d. Provide fundraising and training for their runners
    5. e. Commit to raising a minimum of $5,000 for each bib (invitational entry) you receive from John Hancock

Please use the following link to submit your application:
2016 John Hancock Non-Profit Marathon Program Application.

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