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Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about the DFMC application and team selection process, fundraising, and training.

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Questions about Training

Q:  What training support do I receive?
A:  Veteran marathoner Jack Fultz, winner of the 1976 Boston Marathon®, creates our five-month training program, which includes group runs, a detailed training guide, access to cross-training facilities in the Boston area, nutrition tips, mental pacing, preparation hints, and much more correspondence and conversation.

Q:  Where do I find the training schedule and weekend run information?
A:  Training materials will be posted in Coach's Information, which may be accessed in the Runner HQ section of RunDFMC.org by all registered DFMC team members.

Q:  I'm on the 2017 team but I may not be able to continue my training. What do I do?
A:  The cancellation deadline for accepted invitational team members is Monday, November 7, 2016. You will not be responsible for the fundraising commitment if, after accepting a spot on the team roster, you notify DFMC at dfmc@dfci.harvard.edu in writing by Monday, November 7, 2016, that you will be unable to train for and/or run the Boston Marathon on April 17, 2017. After November 7, 2016, each participant allotted one of DFMC's invitational Boston Marathon race entries is responsible for raising and/or contributing $5,000 by May 17, 2017, even if the participant is no longer able to train for and/or run the marathon ($4,000 for qualified race registrants and others with their own race entry).

Q:  Can a friend take my place on the team?
A:  No, you may not choose someone to replace you or allow anyone else to use your race entry. We maintain a wait list of applicants and will choose someone from that wait list to replace you if it is still possible to do so at the time that you contact us.

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Email us at DFMC@dfci.harvard.edu or call 617-632-1970.



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