Boston Marathon | West Suburban YMCA

2019 Boston Marathon

Run for the Y

Thanks to the City of Newton, we are thrilled to be an official charity of the 2019 Boston Marathon! One runner will wear the West Suburban YMCA’s bib, and run the historic route from Hopkinton to Boston. Not only will our runner have the unique opportunity to participate in one of the most selective marathons in the country, they’ll also give back at the same time!

Our runner will commit to raising $7,500 for our Annual Fund. All funds raised will go straight to our financial aid program, enabling children and adults of all ages to build confidence, foster healthy habits, and be part of our nurturing community, regardless of their economic circumstances.

Opportunities to Run for the Y

This year, we are excited to offer two opportunities to run for the Y:

1. One runner will be selected to wear our bib and will raise at least $7,500. This person will receive the following benefits:

  • Registration to run the 2019 Boston Marathon, including bib and $450 registration fee

  • Free membership during training season
  • Tailored training plan and sessions with one of our personal trainers
  • Fundraising support including ask training, website, social media and other publicity
  • West Suburban YMCA running gear

2. Already have a bib for the marathon? Join our team and raise at least $1,500 for our Y. Up to 10 runners will receive: 

  • Free membership during training season
  • Fundraising support including ask training, website, social media and other publicity
  • West Suburban YMCA running gear

Application

To apply and read more details, click here. This application is open to the community. However, it will be important to be able to share your “Y story” as part of the application and fundraising process.

Apply to Run the Boston Marathon for the Y