2015 Boston Marathon John Hancock
Non-Profit Program


2015 marks the 30th year of John Hancock's landmark sponsorship of the Boston Marathon. 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 a historic $38.4 million dollars in 2014.

Once again, John Hancock is proud to offer this unique opportunity in 2015. 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. Application open to organizations only; no individuals please
  3. 3. Applications will be accepted through August 31, 2014
  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 Wednesday, September 24, 2014 3:00pm – 5:30pm
    2. b. Sign a Non-Profit Agreement (to be provided)
    3. c. Provide fundraising & training for their runners
    4. d. 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:
2015 John Hancock Marathon Non_Profit Program.

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