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Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge

  • runner on DFMC team in 2022

  • 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 $115 million, resulting in improved survival rates and quality of life for cancer patients everywhere. The largest charity group in the Boston Marathon, the 2023 DFMC team aims to raise $6.5 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:

    • 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 ceremonies
    • Boston-area weekly training runs
    • Training program designed by 1976 Boston Marathon® Men’s Open Division Champion, Jack Fultz

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