DFMC 2017 team photo

Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge (Boston Marathon®)|2019

To benefit the Claudia Adams Barr Program in Innovative Basic Cancer Research
Apr 15
Boston Marathon route

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 $90 million, resulting in improved survival rates and quality of life for cancer patients everywhere. The largest charity group in the Boston Marathon, the 2019 DFMC team aims to raise $6 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:

  • Guaranteed race entry
  • Special recognition for top fundraisers
  • Fundraising tips and tools, including a personal fundraising web page
  • Dana-Farber race singlet and training apparel
  • Exclusive pre-race and post-race amenities
  • Team pre-race dinner and ceremonies
  • Boston-area weekly training run
  • Training program designed by 1976 Boston Marathon® Men’s Open Division Champion, Jack Fultz

We are currently taking applications from runners already registered for the 2019 Boston Marathon. For information on the 2020 team, please join our contact list.

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Contact information
Dana-Farber Running Programs
617-632-1970, toll free 800-551-7036
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