Boston Marathon 2024 | Metrowest YMCA | MetroWest YMCA

Apply to join the 2024 Metrowest YMCA Marathon Team

Boston Marathon April 15, 2024


The MetroWest YMCA serves Ashland, Framingham, Hopkinton, Holliston, Natick, Sherborn, 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 proud to be a member of the 2024 Bank of America Boston Marathon Official Charity ProgramTrademark - Wikipedia. Over the past eight years our running teams have fundraised so that others have access to programs in the community. If you are interested in joining a cause-driven organization that supports youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility by offering responsive programs that meet community needs, apply today! 

To be considered for a spot on the team, the Y requires runners to commit to raising the minimum of $8,000, while others will commit to raising more. 

  • Runners must be 18 or older on April 15, 2024
  • Be able to complete the course in under 6 hours
  • Successfully reach the $8,000 minimum, either through fundraising or self-funding
  • Responsible for paying the $375 Boston Marathon registration fee

We will begin reviewing applications on September 11 and will schedule interviews on a rolling basis until we fill our team. Because of the significant interest, we are only able to interview people who match our vision and can reach our fundraising goals. We select applicants based on their connection to our local communities, understanding and connection to our mission and work, and ability to fundraise. While we understand fundraising is challenging, we offer support to our runners, provide information on the impact the fundraising has on the community, for instance, serving thousands of meals to youth experiencing food insecurity over the summer. 

In return, selected runners receive:

  • Support from other runners (past and current members), monthly team meetings to discuss progress toward training and fundraising; learn more about nutrition and cross-training while preparing for the marathon.
  • A complimentary membership to the MetroWest YMCA (non-members/local runners) through June 2024. You'll have access to indoor running equipment, weightroom, pool and exercise classes, along with staff who can guide your training expectations and goals. 
  • Through the Marathon Coalition, supported weekly long-runs (Saturdays starting in December), weekly zoom meetings, marathon training schedule, and access to coaching team with decades of experience working with runners at all levels.
  • Fundraising support, including people to discuss fundraising ideas and strategies, materials to share with others about the impact of the funds they donate, link to a fundraising platform, and more.



To apply, click here to apply. Contact Amy Miller with any questions. Thank you.