BOSTON — The Boston Athletic Association (BAA) announced that 42 organizations have been selected for the BAA’s official charity program for the 2023 Boston Marathon.

Entering the 34th year of the official charity program, the BAA offers select nonprofit organizations Boston Marathon entries, which are used to raise millions of dollars for worthy causes. A total of $35.6 million was raised through the BAA’s official charity program and the non-profit John Hancock program surrounding the 2022 race. Official BAA Charity Program and the John Hancock Nonprofit Program have combined to raise more than $460 million since the Boston Marathon charity program was established in 1989.

The 127th running of the world’s oldest annual marathon will take place on Monday, April 17, 2023, with registration opening September 12, 2022. A full list of members of the BAA’s official charity program is available below.

  • 261 Intrepid
  • American Liver Foundation, NE Division
  • American Red Cross of Massachusetts
  • America Marks New England
  • BAA Charity Team
  • Back on my feet Boston
  • Boston Bruins Foundation
  • Boston Bulldogs Running Club
  • Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation
  • Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Camp Shriver at UMass Boston
  • Community Rowing Inc.
  • CYCLEKids, Inc.
  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  • Doug Flutie Jr. Autism Foundation
  • Dream big!
  • Esplanade Association
  • Runaway Girls Greater Boston
  • Good Sports, Inc.
  • Vigorous
  • Herren Project
  • IMPACT Melanoma
  • Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired
  • MEB Foundation
  • YMCA MetroWest
  • Michael Lisnow Respite Center
  • Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation
  • National MS Society, Greater New England Chapter
  • New England Patriots Foundation
  • Play Ball Foundation
  • Red Sox Foundation
  • Semper Fi & America Fund
  • Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
  • squashbusters
  • TB12 Foundation
  • Tedy’s team
  • The Hoyt Foundation
  • Outward from Thompson Island
  • Trinity Boston Connects
  • Tufts Medical Center

BAA’s official charities will begin accepting entries from September 12. please visit

The BAA each year provides nonprofit organizations associated with the BAA’s official charity program and the John Hancock nonprofit program with invitational entries to the Boston Marathon. Each nonprofit organization directly manages its own application process, athlete selection, and fundraising minimums, deadlines, and requirements.

For the fifth year in a row, the Boston Athletic Association will feature its own Boston Marathon fundraising team. Members of the BAA Charity Team raise funds to help grow BAA’s youth and community initiatives, bringing the benefits of running and healthy lifestyles to the greater Boston community. Applications will be accepted for the 2023 BAA Official Charity Team beginning September 12.

The BAA is committed to a world where everyone can access and benefit from running and an active lifestyle.


Founded in 1887, the Boston Athletic Association is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote a healthy lifestyle through sport, especially running. The BAA manages the Boston Marathon, and supports comprehensive, youth and year-round charity programs. The Boston Marathon is part of the Abbott World Marathon Majors, as well as international marathons in Tokyo, London, Berlin, Chicago and New York. Since 1986, the main sponsor of the Boston Marathon has been John Hancock. The 127th Boston Marathon is scheduled to take place on Monday, April 17, 2023. For more information on the BAA, please visit