Good Sports is thrilled to be selected as a member of  the 2018 Boston Marathon Official Charity Program. Our mission is to give all kids the lifelong benefits of sport and physical activity by providing new equipment, apparel and footwear to those most in need.

Thank you for your interest in running for Good Sports and Greater Boston kids in need through the 2018 Boston Marathon Official Charity Program. Each runner on the 2018 Good Sports Marathon Team will be paired with an underserved Greater Boston neighborhood. Funds raised from the Marathon Team will support our efforts to provide brand-new equipment from top sports manufacturers to organizations within those Greater Boston neighborhoods – such as Boys & Girls Clubs, YMCAs, schools and more.

All applications are due by 11:59 PM on November 1, 2017. Each selected Team Member will receive a guaranteed entry for the 2018 Boston Marathon®, fundraising and training support, Good Sports apparel and more. Please answer the following questions to be considered. While the minimum required by the Boston Athletic Association is $5,000, strong consideration will be given to those who commit to fundraise beyond that minimum. You will be notified of Good Sports’ decision regarding your application by November 17, 2017. Please direct any questions to Rebecca Lynch at rlynch@goodsports.org.

2018 Boston Marathon Application

  • Please note, all fields below are required. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Applicant Information

  • Please enter your primary phone number
  • Please enter your primary work phone number
  • Runner Type

    Please select one

  • Relevant Background

  • Why Good Sports?

  • Fundraising

  • In order to receive a guaranteed entry for the Boston Marathon®, each runner must fundraise at a selected level for Good Sports. Each runner will receive support from Good Sports' staff in establishing a fundraising strategy and an online fundraising platform. Please review and select one of the following fundraising levels:

    MVP ($10,000 Level)

    • - Invite to Good Sports' 15th Annual Boston Legends Gala in Boston (May 2018)
    • - Training program and group runs with an experienced marathon coach
    • - Personal fundraising page to make fundraising simple and successful
    • - Opportunity to volunteer at Good Sports' Norwood, MA warehouse to sort equipment to be delivered to kids in need
    • - Paired with Greater Boston neighborhood and able to recommend youth organizations as equipment recipients
    • - Featured runner in Good Sports blog post about Marathon Team and impact
    • - Introduction to recipient program leader/s to learn of their impact
    • - Impact Report detailing the equipment's impact on the runner's specific neighborhood
    • - Good Sports Marathon Team shirt, Good Sports shirt and six pieces of Good Sports gear, such as Good Sports quarter zip jacket, a "Kids Who Play Do Better" shirt and more!
    • All-Star ($8,000 Level)

      • - Invite to Good Sports' 7th Annual Kentucky Derby Party (May 2018)
      • - Training program and group runs with an experienced marathon coach
      • - Personal fundraising page to make fundraising simple and successful
      • - Opportunity to volunteer at Good Sports' Norwood, MA warehouse to sort equipment to be delivered to kids in need
      • - Paired with Greater Boston neighborhood and able to recommend youth organizations as equipment recipients
      • - Introduction to recipient program leader/s to learn of their impact
      • - Good Sports Marathon Team shirt, Good Sports shirt and Good Sports quarter zip jacket

      Teammate ($6,500 Level)

      • - Training program and group runs with an experienced marathon coach
      • - Personal fundraising page to make fundraising simple and successful
      • - Paired with Greater Boston neighborhood
      • - Good Sports Boston Marathon Team shirt and Good Sports shirt
      • Release Form & Contribution Agreement

        You agree to promptly notify Good Sports in the event you are unable to participate in the 2018 Boston Marathon®. You further agree to promptly notify Good Sports in the event any of the information in your application changes between the date of submission and the date of the event.

        In consideration of Good Sports accepting my entry and enabling me to participate in the 2018 Boston Marathon®, I hereby for myself, my heirs, executors, and administrators, fully and completely waive and release any and all rights for claims and damages I may have against Good Sports, its employees, volunteers, officers, directors, sponsors and their affiliates, successors, and assigns, and hold each of them harmless from and against, any and all injuries, claims, and liabilities suffered or sustained by me in connection with the 2018 Boston Marathon®, in the training or planning sessions for said event, and/or travel to or from any of the foregoing. I further attest and certify that I am physically fit and have sufficiently trained for competition in this event, and a licensed medical doctor has verified my condition. I declare I have reviewed the terms and conditions included as part of this application and have exercised my own judgment in completing and signing the same. I further declare that the decision to sign this agreement was voluntary and not based on or influenced by any representation of Good Sports.

        By executing this application, I also grant to Good Sports the irrevocable and unrestricted right to use my name, likeness and/or photograph or voice for all purposes, including editorial, commercial and advertising, in broadcast, telecast, print, or any other medium now known or later developed, and agree to waive the right to any compensation or other claims for such use or otherwise against Good Sports. I also give Good Sports the right to alter any of the foregoing and to copyright the same in its name.

        I understand that once accepted onto the Good Sports 2018 Marathon Team, Good Sports will make a one-time charge of $75 to my credit card, verifying my acceptance. This deposit of $75 will be applied to my fundraising minimum and holds a Boston Marathon® entry number in my name. I agree to collect a minimum of $3,000 for Good Sports by January 15, 2018 ($1,250 for Registered Runners). If I have not reached my committed level of fundraising by March 31, 2018, I will personally be responsible for the balance owed. I understand that Good Sports has the right to charge the balance I owe to my credit card after April 16, 2018. I understand that the B.A.A. charges a $360 registration fee that is not included in my fundraising minimum and which I must pay directly to the B.A.A.

        In the event of an illness, injury or medical emergency arising during the event of in the training and planning sessions for said event, I hereby authorize and give my consent to Good Sports and/or the B.A.A. to secure from any accredited hospital, clinic and/or physician any treatment deemed necessary for my immediate care. I agree that I will be fully responsible for payment of any and all medical services and treatment rendered to me including but not limited to medical transport, medications, treatment, and hospitalization of an emergency.

      • Emergency Contact Information

        The following person should be contacted in the event of an emergency:

      • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

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