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Thank you for your interest in the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge team.

Boston Marathon registrants who would like to learn more about raising funds for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute are invited to contact the DFMC office. Your support speeds our lifesaving journey to the ultimate finish line: a world without cancer.

The DFMC team in the Boston Marathon includes both DFMC's roster of invitational runner-fundraisers who are not time-qualified, and others with their own official Boston Marathon race entry. Virtually every teammate has been affected in some way by cancer. Running the Boston Marathon as a DFMC team member will be a meaningful experience to remember forever!

The Marathon Challenge directs 100 percent of funds raised to the Claudia Adams Barr Program in Innovative Basic Cancer Research, which enables researchers at the leading edge of scientific sleuth work to achieve better cure rates and to enhance patients' quality of life. DFMC took its first steps in 1990 as one of the inaugural organizations in the Boston Marathon Official Charity Program.

For information on the 2018 team, please join our contact list.

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Team Requirements for DFMC '17 Invitational Entry Runners
For runners using a race entry provided by Dana-Farber

  • $75 team registration fee
  • $5,000 basic fundraising commitment (amount set by the B.A.A.)
  • $605 race entry fee (amount set by the B.A.A.)

Team Requirements for DFMC '17 Own Race Entry Runners
For time-qualified registrants and other official race entrants

  • $75 team registration fee
  • $4,000 basic fundraising commitment

All DFMC '17 Team Members Receive

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Be Part of DFMC as a Virtual Runner
Passionate about Dana-Farber yet not running Boston '17? You can still help Dana-Farber conquer cancer by joining the DFMC fundraising effort as a Virtual Runner! Contact us for further information.break

Questions? We're here to help!
Email us at DFMC@dfci.harvard.edu or call 617-632-1970.


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