Boston Marathon 2021


Run for buildOn at the Boston Marathon!

buildOn is looking for runners to join Team buildOn at the Boston Marathon® this year. With buildOn’s support, you’ll raise crucial funds and 100%  will directly support our Boston students. It’s an incredible opportunity to run a life-changing race while helping to change the lives of students around the world. Deadline to apply with buildOn is June 29th, 2021.

100% of funds raised through the Boston Marathon support buildOn programming in Boston. Our team marathon fundraising goal is $50,000. Here are examples of ways your fundraising efforts will support buildOn students:

  • $15,000 will support a 6-week summer leadership program for 15 Boston Public School students
  • $10,000 will sponsor Trek for Knowledge for 4 Boston Public School students
  • $8,000 will provide service programming for 8 students for a full school year

With this in mind, we are asking each of our runners to raise a minimum of $5,000, but to also consider setting their goal higher. We will be working with each runner individually to develop a personalized fundraising plan.

To ensure success, buildOn will ask those applicants accepted to the team to submit a credit card. If the minimum fundraising amount is not met by Thursday, October 21, 2021, your credit card will be charged the balance. We are here to help and support you every step of the way. With fundraising guides, staff and volunteer support as well as team meet-ups and our pre-run dinner (COVID-19 permitting), we are here to make this a great marathon experience!


Apply. Raise. Run!

buildOn Boston students are transforming their communities through service by taking on the issues of poverty, food insecurity, and homelessness. Team up with buildOn to run the Boston Marathon in support of Boston youth.