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Run the Boston Marathon® for Tufts Medical Center

Boston Marathon Official Charity Program

Tufts Medical Center is thrilled to participate in the 2017 Boston Marathon Official Charity Program for the fourth consecutive year. Last year, our team of runners raised more than $365,000 – a record-breaking year – surpassing our goal by more than 14%.

This year, we are counting on you to help make it our most successful yet! As a member of Team Tufts MC you will enjoy a variety of benefits, including:

  • Personalized training and nutrition assistance from our experienced team coach
  • Team Tufts MC running singlet
  • Team Tufts MC branded runner gift
  • Team social outings
  • Pre-marathon pasta dinner
  • Fundraising incentives
  • The ability to make a huge impact on the lives of our patients and their families

Applications are now closed. All applicants will be notified of their status no later than November 18. If you have any questions about your application, please email Accepted runners are required to raise a minimum of $5,000. Donations to Team Tufts MC provide vital unrestricted support for the Medical Center and help us continue to provide the best care possible for our patients.

Already have a bib number and want to join Team Tufts MC? 
All 2017 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!

Thank you for supporting Tufts Medical Center! 

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

Team Tufts MC Terms and Conditions

2017 Boston Marathon® Charity Program

Please read the following carefully before signing below.

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 raise a minimum of $5,000 to join Team Tufts MC. The fundraising minimum of $5,000 is due no later than Monday, May 1, 2017. 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 2, 2016 and will secure the runner’s spot on the team.

In the event that you do not meet the fundraising minimum by May 1, 2017, Tufts Medical Center reserves the right to charge the balance owed to your credit card. No exceptions may 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 $5,000 minimum, any time on or before Friday, December 16, 2016. To do so you must contact the Tufts Medical Center Trust, in writing, on or before the cancellation date. Your $150 Team Fee is non-refundable. After December 16, 2016, you are responsible for raising the $5,000 minimum, even if for any reason, including injury, you are unable to run in the 2017 Boston Marathon®.

Donations raised and received by our office will not be refunded, even if you leave Team Tufts MC before December 16, 2016.

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 1, 2017. If the company’s match cycle is past May 1, 2017, 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 2017 Boston Marathon® is $355.00. 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.

Development Office
Tufts Medical Center


800 Washington Street, #231
Boston, MA 02111