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Run the 2020 Boston Marathon for Next Step

April 20, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

“Next Step opens another world for youth transitioning to adulthood while managing their cancer, HIV or rare genetic disorder. They provide a safe community and sense of belonging to these seriously ill young people when often there is none. I ran for Next Step so that they can provide life-changing resources, programs and community to even more teens and young adults struggling to manage their chronic illness while moving forward in their life.”

– Former Next Step Boston Marathon Runner



Team Next Step is back! We are thrilled to announce that Next Step was awarded two bibs in the 2020 Boston Marathon from the life-changing John Hancock Marathon Nonprofit Program! Team Next Step will be running the historic 26.2 mile race for the seventh year in a row! Since 2014, sixteen volunteers with big hearts have crossed the Boston Marathon finish line on Boylston Street and we are so excited to offer this rare opportunity to two more people in 2020.


Run the 124th Boston Marathon on Monday, April 20, 2020 in support of Next Step and young people, ages 16-29, living with cancer, HIV and rare genetic disorders. Your support of Next Step will help us offer our community, music and mentorship programs to more seriously ill young young people so that they can plan a future they never thought was possible! The minimum fundraising requirement for each Next Step charity runner is $10,000, but we ask that each runner aim for a goal of $12,500. Every dollar raised will help fund our year-round programming that is provided at no cost to seriously ill young people.

Download and fill out runner application: 2020 Boston Marathon Runner Application

Email your completed runner application to Nancy Hays, Next Step Development Director at nancy@nextstepnet.org



Contact Nancy Hays, Next Step Development Director, if you have any questions about joining our 2020 Boston Marathon team: 617.864.2921/nancy@nextstepnet.org

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