2021 Boston Marathon | Metrowest YMCA | MetroWest YMCA


Boston Marathon October 11, 2021


The MetroWest YMCA serves Ashland, Framingham, Hopkinton, Holliston, Natick, Sudbury, and Wayland. We have a range of programs in the community that serve basic needs (food program) to programs that support healthy living, like chronic disease prevention.

We are a proud official charity of the Boston Athletic Association, and over the past five years our running teams have helped raise funds that have an immediate impact back on the community. We look for runners who are excited to join our team and raise awareness about our programs. Please read more about our Y on "about us." If you are interested in running for the Y, and want to know more about the requirements and application process, please continue reading. 

If you are:

· 18 (or will be on October 11, 2021);

· able to complete the course in 6 hours; and,

· confident that you can beat the $7,500 minimum fundraising goal for the Y programs;

We'd love to hear from you.

Additional requirements include:

· Nonrefundable application fee of $25

If selected you will be responsible for:

  • Boston Marathon registration fee of $395
  • $100 deposit that will be used toward your fundraising goal
  • Participation in training runs and other activities to connect you to the other MetroWest YMCA charity runners and the community on which you will have your impact
  • Participation in a mandatory team orientation (date to be annnounced)

Selected runners will receive:

  • Membership to the Marathon Coalition (comprised of more than 20 charity teams) which provides expert coaching, weekly group runs, along with injury prevention and safety training tips
  • Training plans, including schedules, nutritional advice and support
  • Guidance from prior year team members -- sharing what they wish they had known about training and fundraising
  • Fundraising guidance and tools
  • A membership to the MetroWest YMCA from selection through December 2021
  • 2021 Boston Marathon/MetroWest YMCA singlet and opportunities to participate in friendly fundraising competitions within the team  

We will select runners on an ongoing basis. Once you complete the application and submit the $25 application fee, your application will be reviewed. If you are selected for an interview to further discuss your application and potential spot on the team, you will hear from a Y representative. 

Please contact Amy Miller at amiller@metrowestymca.org or 508.879.4420 ext. 253 with questions or for additional information.


application form

Click here for the 2021 MetroWest YMCA Boston Marathon Charity Bib Application