Boston Marathon

The 128th Boston Marathon will take place on Patriot's Day, Monday, April 15, 2024. Complete details are available on the Boston Athletic Association website. Please check this webpage frequently for information and subscribe to Town of Wellesley email notifications.

Wellesley Boston Marathon Charity Program

Applications for Nonprofits and Individual Runners are NOW AVAILABLE for local nonprofits and runners to take part in the 2024 Boston Marathon! The deadline to apply is 5:00 p.m. on  November 27, 2023. 

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 oBoston Marathonn 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.