Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge (Boston Marathon®|2018
To benefit the Claudia Adams Barr Program in Innovative Basic Cancer Research
The Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge (DFMC), in collaboration with the Boston Athletic Association, offers the exciting opportunity to run the Boston Marathon while raising critical funds to benefit the Claudia Adams Barr Program in Innovative Basic Cancer Research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Since taking its first steps in 1990, DFMC has raised more than $85 million, resulting in improved survival rates and quality of life for cancer patients everywhere. The largest charity group in the Boston Marathon, the 2018 DFMC team aims to raise $5.5 million in pursuit of the ultimate finish line: a world without cancer.
About the race course
The historic Boston Marathon course starts in picturesque Hopkinton and travels through eight towns and cities to the grand finale in Boston’s Copley Square.
Each team member receives:
- A guaranteed race entry
- A personal fundraising web page and online tools that make fundraising easy
- A training program designed by 1976 Boston Marathon winner Jack Fultz
- DFMC training apparel and team singlet
- Fundraising recognition items
- Special activities on Marathon Weekend
Runners who have secured their own race entries are welcome to join Dana-Farber's official team. Contact the Running Programs office for more information.