The John M. Barry Boys & Girls Club is honored to have been selected as an official charity of the 128th Running of the Boston Marathon!
We are currently accepting applications from athletes who would like to join our team. The minimum fundraising goal to receive a bib from the Club
is $7,500. 10 runners will be accepted to this year's squad.
A spot on our team is accompanied by group training (if desired) and fundraising support that will help you every step of the way as you ready yourself to make this journey.
For more information or to submit your application, click HERE.
A member of the Boys & Girls Club's fundraising team will contact you after your application is reviewed.
(Submission of your application does not constitute a commitment to run or fundraise. It is only an expression of interest)
The 2022 Marathon Team raised more than $100,000 for Newton's Underserved Children and Teens! This is a great chance to earn your bib by raising money for a tried and true charity with an excellent reputation.
Meet Team Captain Patrick Knight
A resident of Newton, in 2011 Patrick was looking for a way to make a statement about how much he cares about his community. He wanted to “give back.” In 2012 he became a Boston Marathon charity runner for the Boys & Girls Club of Newton. A feat that he would repeat in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022!. Having generated well more than $150,000 for the Club and Newton kids, he is a great advocate for and is passionate about our work. Patrick is also an officer on the Board of Directors. You will often see Patrick running on Commonwealth Ave in the early hours. He is an excellent resource and will be available for consultation by our team members throughout their experience.