The 26.2 Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization founded in 1996.  Its mission is to promote and support the sport of marathoning, as well as health, wellness and economic development initiatives through strategic investments in innovative, multi-generational programs on local, regional, national and global levels.

Run the 2020 Boston Marathon for 'Team Inspire' 




The 26.2 Foundation is an official charity partner of the Boston Athletic Association (BAA). For more information about securing a Charity Entry bib, please click on the link above. Already have a bib as a registered runner? You can still run for the team!


Bibs for Boston Now Available

Apply now for an invitational entry to the 2020 Boston Marathon, to run with the Foundation's 'Team Inspire'. Email

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