The Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge iconDana-Farber Marathon Challenge | April 15, 2024

The Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge, in collaboration with the Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.), 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. Experience Boston’s iconic 26.2 miles in pursuit of the ultimate finish line: a world without cancer.

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Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge runners holding DFMC signs
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Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge Boston Marathon route icon

26.2 MILES

Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge Boston Marathon route icon
A Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge participant on the marathon course

Runners Receive

  • Guaranteed race entry
  • Special recognition for top fundraisers
  • Fundraising tips and tools and a fundraising web page
  • Dana-Farber race singlet and training apparel
  • Exclusive pre and post-race amenities
  • Team pre-race ceremonies
  • Boston-area training runs
  • Training program by 1976 Boston Marathon winner, Jack Fultz

FEES AND FUNDRAISING REQUIREMENTS

For runners using a ’24 Dana-Farber entry

  • $85 team fee & $10,000 fundraising commitment
  • $625 B.A.A. fees

    (TBC for 2024 - $375 Boston Athletic Association invitational entry fee plus $250 B.A.A. Official Charity Program fee)

For runners using their own ’24 race entry

  • $85 team fee & $4,000 fundraising commitment

For ’24 virtual DFMC runners 

Virtual Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge team members run their 26.2 miles anywhere/anytime and receive DFMC benefits and amenities other than guaranteed race entry

  • $25 team fee & $4,000 fundraising commitment

Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge participants at the finish line
Scientific advancements made by the Claudia Adams Barr Program in Innovative Basic Cancer Research

Your Impact

Funds raised by the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge support the Claudia Adams Barr Program in Innovative Basic Cancer Research. Hear about scientific advancements made by Claudia Adams Barr Program Investigators and learn about the impact of their work.