2021 Boston Marathon

Good Sports is thrilled to be selected as a member of the 2021 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 through the 2021 Boston Marathon Official Charity Program. Funds raised by our 2021 team will provide significant support in increasing access to the lifelong benefits of sports and physical activity for kids in need.

All applications are due by 11:59 PM on May 14, 2021. Each selected Team Member will receive a guaranteed entry for the 2021 Boston Marathon, training and fundraising support and Good Sports apparel.

Please answer the following questions to be considered. While the team minimum is $7,500, strong consideration will be given to those who commit to fundraise beyond that minimum. Please note this is a rolling process and we recommend you submit your application as soon as possible. Each applicant who moves to the interview phase will be contacted via email. All applicants will be notified of Good Sports’ decision regarding your application by June 1, 2021. Please direct any questions to Rebecca Lynch at rlynch@goodsports.org.

2021 Boston Marathon Application

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

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • 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. Please review and select one of the following fundraising levels:

    MVP ($10,000 Level)

    • - Personal training program and group runs with Coach Dan Fitzgerald (Heartbreak Hill Running Company)
    • - Personal fundraising page on GivenGain to make fundraising simple and successful
    • - Opportunity to tour and volunteer at Good Sports' Field House in Braintree, MA to sort equipment to be delivered to kids in need
    • - Introduction to equipment recipient program leader/s to learn of equipment impact
    • - Impact Report detailing the marathon team's impact on Good Sports
    • - Good Sports Marathon Team shirt, quarter-zip and more!

    All-Star ($8,500 Level)

    • - Personal training program and scheduled team runs with Coach Dan Fitzgerald (Heartbreak Hill Running Company)
    • - Personal fundraising page on GivenGain to make fundraising simple and successful
    • - Opportunity to tour and volunteer at Good Sports' Field House in Braintree, MA to sort equipment to be delivered to kids in need
    • - Good Sports Marathon Team shirt, quarter-zip and more!

    Teammate ($7,500 Level)

    • - Personal training program and scheduled team runs with Coach Dan Fitzgerald (Heartbreak Hill Running Company
    • - Personal fundraising page on GivenGain to make fundraising simple and successful
    • - Good Sports Marathon Team shirt
    • Release Form & Contribution Agreement

      I agree to promptly notify Good Sports in the event you are unable to participate in the 2021 Boston Marathon (“Event”). I 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.

      I understand that once accepted onto the Good Sports 2021 Marathon Team, Good Sports will make a one-time charge of $25 to my credit card, verifying my acceptance. This deposit of $25 will be applied to my fundraising minimum and holds a Boston Marathon entry number in my name. As a member of the Good Sports 2021 Marathon Team, I agree to raise a minimum of $7,500 for Good Sports by October 15, 2021. I further agree to collect at least $1,500 for Good Sports by June 1, 2021 ($500 for Registered Runners). If I have not raised at least $1,500 by June 1, 2021, Good Sports has the right to cancel my entry in advance of the official registration deadline. If I have not raised at least $7,500 by October 15, 2021, I will be responsible for the balance owed, and Good Sports has the right to charge the balance I owe to my credit card. I understand that the B.A.A. charges a $395 registration fee that is not included in my fundraising minimum and which I must pay directly to the B.A.A. ($370 fee + $25 COVID-19 safety measures fee).

      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 the Boston Athletic Association and Good Sports cannot guarantee that an in-person Event will take place as scheduled on October 11, 2021. If the Event is rescheduled, I understand that I am expected to run the race on the rescheduled date and meet the fundraising minimum of $7,500 by the date set by Good Sports. If the Event is canceled, or if I am unable to participate in the race due to injury, illness, travel restrictions, or any other reason, I understand that I am still expected to meet the $7,500 fundraising minimum by the date set by Good Sports. I further understand that deferment of my runner entry from the Event to a future Boston Marathon or other endurance event is not permitted.

      I agree to comply with all protocols and procedures related to COVID-19 mitigation and public health for the Event, including U.S. federal and state travel guidelines and any quarantine requirements that are in place at the time of the Event. I understand the B.A.A. may require participants to produce up to two negative COVID-19 tests prior to Monday, October 11, regardless of vaccination status.

      I hereby release Good Sports and its members, directors, officers, employees, representatives, agents, successors and assigns from any and all present and future claims for any loss, injury, illness (including COVID-19), damage (including real or personal property damage) or liability sustained by me while participating in the Event, whether resulting from negligence, inherent risk of sport or exercise or otherwise, and I hereby waive the right to bring any such claims against Good Sports and members, directors, officers, employees, representatives, agents, successors and assigns.

      I further agree to indemnify and hold harmless Good Sports and its members, directors, officers, employees, representatives, agents, successors and assigns from and against any and all claims arising from my involvement in the Event or incidental thereto, wherever, whenever, and however the claims may arise, including, but not limited to, travel to and from the Event.

      I assume all the foregoing risks and accept personal responsibility for any damages and loss following any loss of property, injury, illness (including COVID-19), permanent disability, or death resulting from my participation in the Event. In the event of an illness, injury or medical emergency arising during the event or in the training and planning sessions for said event, I hereby authorize and give my consent to Good Sports, Heartbreak Hill Running Company 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.

      I have read and fully understand the above waiver, release, and assumption of risk and fully understand that I have given up substantial rights by signing this waiver, release, and assumption of risk, and sign it voluntarily.

      I agree that any legal claim or dispute arising out of, or in any way relating to my participation in the Event, shall be governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, USA, and will be adjudicated exclusively by and in, and I hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of, the federal and state courts located in the Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

      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.

    • 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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