BOSTON – The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) has announced that 43 organizations have been selected for the B.A.A.’s Official Charity Program for the 2022 Boston Marathon. Five new organizations are joining the B.A.A.’s Official Charity Program for the 126th running, to be held on Monday, April 18, 2022, the first Patriots’ Day edition of the race in three years.
Entering the 33rd year of the Official Charity Program, the B.A.A. provides select nonprofit organizations with entries into the Boston Marathon, which are used to raise millions of dollars for worthwhile causes. A total of $14.2 million was raised through the B.A.A. Official Charity Program this year, with an average of more than $10,000 raised per entry. Combined with the John Hancock Non-Profit Program and other qualified and invitational participants, $26.6 million was raised for nonprofits surrounding the 2021 race. The B.A.A. Official Charity Program and the John Hancock Non-Profit Program have combined to raise more than $426 million since the charity program’s inception at the 1989 Boston Marathon.
The five new organizations joining the B.A.A.’s Official Charity Program for the 2022 Boston Marathon include America Scores New England, Boston Bulldogs Running Club, Play Ball Foundation, The BASE, and The Hoyt Foundation. A total of 38 organizations will return as members of the B.A.A.’s Official Charity Program. A complete list of B.A.A. Official Charity Program members can be found below. (Click on each organization for more information.)
- 261 Fearless, Inc.
- American Liver Foundation
- American Red Cross of Massachusetts
- B.A.A. Charity Team
- Back on My Feet
- Boston Bruins Foundation
- Boston Bulldogs Running Club*
- Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation
- Boston Children’s Hospital
- Boston Scores*
- Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester
- Brigham and Women’s Hospital
- Camp Shriver at UMass Boston
- Community Rowing
- CYCLE Kids, Inc.
- Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
- Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism, Inc.
- Dream Big!
- Esplanade Association
- Girls on the Run Greater Boston
- Good Sports, Inc.
- Hale Education, Inc.
- Herren Project
- IMPACT Melanoma
- Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired
- MEB Foundation
- MetroWest YMCA
- 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 Fund
- Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
- TB12 Foundation
- Tedy’s Team
- The BASE*
- The Hoyt Foundation*
- Thompson Island Outward Bound
- Trinity Boston Connects
- Tufts Medical Center
*Indicates New B.A.A. Official Charity Program Member in 2022
B.A.A. official charities will begin to accept registration submissions on Monday, December 6. For more information about the B.A.A. Official Charity Program, and to apply to participate in the 2022 Boston Marathon as a member of one of their teams, please visit www.baa.org.
The B.A.A. annually provides non-profits associated with the B.A.A. Official Charity Program and John Hancock’s Non-Profit Program with invitational entries into the Boston Marathon. Each non-profit organization directly manages its own application process, athlete selection, and fundraising minimums, deadlines, and requirements.
For the fourth consecutive year, the Boston Athletic Association will field its own fundraising team for the Boston Marathon. B.A.A. Charity Team members fundraise to help expand the B.A.A.’s youth and community initiatives, bringing the benefits of running and healthy lifestyles to the greater Boston community. Applications will be accepted for 2022 B.A.A. Official Charity Team beginning on December 6.
The B.A.A. is committed to a world where all people can access and benefit from running and an active lifestyle.