The Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge iconDana-Farber Marathon Challenge | April 20, 2020

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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The Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge team for the Boston Marathon
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HOPKINTON START

Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge Boston Marathon route icon

26.2 MILES

Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge Boston Marathon route icon

COPLEY SQUARE FINISH

A Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge participant helps raise money to cure cancer

Runners Receive

  • 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 runs
  • Training program designed by 1976 Boston Marathon® winner Jack Fultz

Fees and Fundraising Requirements

Requirements for DFMC '20 forthcoming
For runners using a race entry provided by Dana-Farber

  • $75 team fee
  • $5,000 basic fundraising commitment (amount set by the B.A.A.)
  • $615 race entry fee (amount set by the B.A.A.)

For runners with their own race entry

  • $75 team fee
  • $4,000 basic fundraising commitment
A Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge participant helps raise money to cure cancer
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 Barr Investigators and learn about the impact of their work.