Cops for Kids with Cancer - an Official Charity for the Boston Marathon

Official Charity Partner

We are an official charity partner of the Boston Athletic Association, the organizers of the Boston Marathon.

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Priority is given to those who commit to fundraising above the minimum & have detailed fundraising plans.

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Runner FAQ

Have some questions? Take a look at our FAQ – the answer to your question may be already there waiting for you.

Cops for Kids with Cancer and the Marathon

Runner Requirements

If you are interested in applying to be part of the Cops for Kids with Cancer Ironman Marathon Team, you must be able to meet the following criteria:

For runners in need of an entry/bib into the race:

  • Commit to raising $10,000 USD
  • Pay a $375 race entry fee to the Boston Athletic Association in January.

For runners with their own race entry bib either Qualified or invitational:

  • Commit to raising $3,000 USD

The organizer of the world-famous Boston Marathon, the Boston Athletic Association (BAA), gives back to local communities through their Official Charity Program.


This program provides invitational entries to the Boston Marathon to select non-profit charitable organizations, such as ours. We use these entries to recruit individual runners who pledge to raise funds for our cause.


To be selected as a charity partner in the Official Charity Program, the BAA assesses any potential partner based on the charity’s focus to strengthen local communities and its alignment with The BAA’s mission of promoting a healthy lifestyle through sports, especially running.


The Cops for Kids With Cancer charitable organization is extremely proud to be a member of the Official Charity Program.

Runner Benefits

Benefits of joining the Cops for Kids with Cancer Ironman Marathon Team, you will gain access to the following:

  • Guaranteed entry into the Boston Marathon through raising a minimum of $10,000
  • BYOB – Bring your own bib. Runners who have their own bib for the Boston Marathon can also run on our team for a fundraising minimum of $3,000. Apply below and select you have your own bib.
  • A personalized fundraising page through and tips to help you reach your goal.
  • Helpful resources such as email templates, sponsorship materials, and social media tools
  • Fundraising support through CharityTeams and our nonprofit.
  • Training Support: Access to training runs on the Boston Marathon course, access to professional athletic trainers, physical therapists, coaches and expert guest speakers – all part of the CharityTeams experience!
  • Branded team shirts and swag for race day
  • *Bus transportation with our team to Hopkinton on Marathon Monday
  • *Transportation from finish line to our Finishers Get Together for runners family and friends with showers available
  • A positive life changing experience you will remember forever!

Interested in Running for Cops for Kids with Cancer?

We’re honored that you have considered joining the Cops for Kids With Cancer Marathon Team.

Space on our team is limited, so top consideration will be given to those applicants who commit to fundraising goals above the required $10,000 minimum and who provide detailed fundraising plans to support their commitment.

Our minimum is a requirement and you are personally responsible for the money you do not raise.

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Runner FAQ

Running the Boston Marathon is a dream of a life time for many people. It’s on almost every distance runner’s bucket list. The Boston Marathon is the most prestigious marathon in the world.
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How do I apply for the Cops for Kids with Cancer marathon team?
You can fill out our online form [coming soon]
How much money do I have to raise?
Top consideration will be given to those applicants who commit to fundraising goals above the required $10,000 minimum and who provide detailed fundraising plans to support their commitment.
Can I apply to more than one charity?
YES! You can apply to as many as you like. Some do charge an application fee for applying. So read carefully. Some charge a team fee if accepted onto the team.
Do you take out of state runners?
YES! We love out of state runners! We take our of state and international runners very seriously and we encourage out of state runners to apply.
What is the selection process and when can I expect to hear back if I was chosen?
Tough to answer this one in only a couple of paragraphs. Suffice to say, the BAA has certain guidelines, as do we when looking for potential team members. As we are a fundraising charity, your ability to meet your fundraising goal is important. Your success is our success.

We want to give team members as much time as possible to fund raise, so we will get the word out to you as soon as possible.

What if I don’t meet my fundraising obligation?
This is always an important question. Runners who don’t meet the fundraising minimum will be contacted and their situation will be discussed.
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