The John Hancock Non-Profit Marathon Program

The John Hancock Non-Profit Marathon Program has generously awarded MassBike with non-qualified runner entries for the 2016 Boston Marathon. Each April, thousands of accomplished runners descend upon Boston to participate in the legendary Boston Marathon, one of the most prestigious and renowned road racing events across the globe. As these runners take on the daunting physical challenge of the historic 26.2 miles of the Boston Marathon, they will also each raise a minimum of $5,000 each to support MassBike's work.

Starting today, MassBike will be accepting applications for 2 available team slots for the 2016 Boston Marathon for runners to join our team, Running to Ride.

The fundraising by this team will fuel efforts to improve conditions for bicycling in the Bay State. Working with lawmakers, schools, police, business leaders, and municipalities, MassBike is the voice for bicyclists throughout the state. With 4,000 members and growing, MassBike helped elevate Massachusetts in national bike friendly rankings to the number four position. Our runners will help Massachusetts climb to the top spot, making us a healthier and more prosperous place to live.

As a member of Running to Ride, you are responsible for:

  • A minimum fundraising campaign of $5000

  • $350 Registration Fee

  • The additional cost of training (shoes, gear, etc.)

  • A $30 application fee, which will be applied to the selected runner's fundraising campaign

Please download the application and submit the completed and signed application via mail or email to MassBike no later than November 11, 2015 to be considered.

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