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Run the Boston Marathon® for Tufts Medical Center

Tufts Medical Center is thrilled to participate in the 2018 Boston Marathon Official Charity Program for the fifth consecutive year! Funds raised through Team Tufts MC will support Tufts Medical Center’s mission of providing exceptional patient care to all in our community, teaching the next generation of clinicians and finding new treatments for the future.

We aim to raise $350,000 this season and are counting on you to help us get there! Thank you for supporting Tufts Medical Center! 


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Already have a bib number and want to join Team Tufts MC? 
All 2018 Boston Marathon qualified runners are invited to join Team Tufts MC with a required fundraising minimum of $1,000. Enjoy all of our team benefits while supporting Tufts MC!

To learn more about Team Tufts MC, please contact Lauren Tedeschi at 617-636-8974 or

Team Tufts MC

Team Tufts MC Terms and Conditions

2018 Boston Marathon® Official Charity Program

Please read the following carefully.

There is a non-refundable required application fee of $25.00 to apply to be a member of Team Tufts MC. This application fee is processed upon submission of the application. For accepted members of Team Tufts MC, your $25.00 application fee will be credited towards your team fee of $150.00. Team fees (see below) will be collected after the participant is informed of their acceptance and agrees to join the team. All applicants must be at least 18 years of age or older and fully comply with all rules and regulations of the Boston Athletic Association.

Fundraising Commitment: Each runner must commit to raising a minimum of $6,000 to join Team Tufts MC. The fundraising minimum of $6,000 is due no later than Friday, May 4, 2018. In addition to this commitment, each runner will pay a $150 Team Fee by credit card upon joining Team Tufts MC, which will be a non-refundable payment covering all Tufts Medical Center training supplies and clothing. The $25.00 application fee will be directly credited towards his/her $150 Team Fee. This amount is due to Tufts Medical Center by Friday, December 1, 2017 and will secure the runner’s spot on the team.

In the event that you do not meet the fundraising minimum by May 4, 2018, Tufts Medical Center will charge the balance owed to your credit card. No exceptions will be made. 

Team Tufts MC Participation: Each runner who joins Team Tufts MC is required to attend the following events unless a special exception is made when discussed with members of the Tufts Medical Center Trust:  1] at least one out of the first three training runs (training runs are held every Saturday morning from December until Race Day), and 2] the Team Tufts MC Kick-off Meeting.

Cancellation Policy: You may cancel your participation with Team Tufts MC for the Boston Marathon®, waiving your responsibility for the $6,000 minimum, any time on or before Friday, December 15, 2017. To do so you must contact the Tufts Medical Center Development Office, in writing, on or before the cancellation date. Your $150 Team Fee is non-refundable. After December 15, 2017, you are responsible for raising the $6,000 minimum, even if for any reason, including injury, you are unable to run in the 2018 Boston Marathon®.

Donations raised and received by our office will not be refunded, even if you leave Team Tufts MC before December 15, 2017.

Matching Gift Policy:  Many companies match employee charitable contributions. We encourage you to check with your employer to see if your company has this program, and ask donors if their employers match gifts. Many companies issue matching gift checks quarterly or semi-annually; therefore, if you plan to use a match to reach your minimum, it is your responsibility to contact the matching company to ensure the check will be issued before May 4, 2018. If the company’s match cycle is past May 4, 2018, the match cannot count towards your fundraising minimum.

B.A.A. Registration: Tufts Medical Center will inform you of the details of the B.A.A. registration after your application is accepted. The B.A.A. charges a registration fee that does not count towards your fundraising commitment. This fee will be collected separately by the B.A.A. at a later date. The B.A.A. registration fee for the 2018 Boston Marathon® is $360.00. This fee is non-refundable, non-transferrable, and may not be deferred to another year. You should not contact the B.A.A. directly to secure your number. 

Tufts MC Development Office


800 Washington Street, #231
Boston, MA 02111