The Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge iconDana-Farber Marathon Challenge | October 11, 2021

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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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 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 and post-race amenities
  • Team pre-race ceremonies
  • Boston-area weekly training runs, as permitted
  • Training program designed by 1976 Boston Marathon Men’s Open Division Champion, Jack Fultz

Fees and Fundraising Requirements

For runners using a ’21 Dana-Farber entry

  • $85 team fee & $7,500 fundraising commitment
  • $645 B.A.A. fees

    ($370 invitational race entry fee and $25 COVID-19 mitigation fee paid directly to the B.A.A., $250 Official Charity Program premium fee)

For runners using their own ’21 race entry

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

For ’21 virtual Boston Marathon runners

  • $25 team fee & $4,000 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.