Boston Marathon

The 127th Boston Marathon will take place in-person on Patriot's Day, Monday, April 17, 2023. Local nonprofits and runners who would like to be considered for the Town of Wellesley invitational entry program should complete the online application below. The deadline to apply is Monday, November 14, 2022. 

Wellesley Boston Marathon Charity Program

The Town of Wellesley receives a limited number of invitational entries each year from the Boston Athletic Association (BAA) in support of the Boston Marathon. These invitational entries are distributed to Wellesley Public Safety officers, War Memorial Scholarship Fund runners and local charities beginning in the fall preceding that year's Boston Marathon, based on guidelines established by the Select Board.


Local charitable organizations wishing to be considered for Boston Marathon invitational entries must complete the Town of Wellesley charity application for that year according to the timeline established in the Select Board guidelines.

Individual runners seeking an invitational entry should either: (a) complete the Town of Wellesley individual application indicating interest in running and fundraising for the War Memorial Scholarship Fund or (b) connect with qualified charitable organizations that are recruiting runners.

Invitational entries will be awarded to qualified charities and individual runners by a vote of the Select Board.