Boston Marathon

Team MTF—Running for Research and the
John Hancock’s Marathon Non-Profit Program

The Massage Therapy Foundation is looking for enthusiastic applicants to fundraise and run in the 2019 Boston Marathon John Hancock Non-Profit Marathon Program. Four lucky runners will be selected. This is the seventh consecutive year that we have participated in this prestigious program. Team MTFRunning for Research will be running in the 123rd Boston Marathon on April 15, 2019.

The Boston Marathon ®  is the world’s oldest annual marathon and running it is a major “bucket list” item for serious distance runners throughout the world. The John Hancock Non-Profit Marathon Program provides a way for runners who might not otherwise qualify to run this marathon to participate. John Hancock has been the principal sponsor of the Boston Marathon for over 30 years. Since 2013 the Massage Therapy Foundation has been grateful for the opportunity to participate in their charity program to bring more awareness to the benefits of massage. Fundraising for the Massage Therapy Foundation advances the knowledge and practice of massage therapy by supporting scientific research, education and community service.

Have you dreamed about running the world’s most spectacular marathon?

Come to Boston, run 26.2 and celebrate Patriot’s Day. No need to have a qualifying time, just a need to raise money for massage therapy research and then revel in your accomplishments.

Submit your application by October 15, 2018. Please direct any questions to Marla Gamze at


2018 Team MTF—Running for Research – Raised $64,789
Lindsay Bodkin (NY)
Desiree Bourgois van Oosting (ND)
Shadonne Harris (MD)
Teresa Matthews (FL)

2017 Team MTF—Running for Research – Raised $61,190

Christine Bailor – Goodlander (NY)
Vincent Dufort (NH)
Jodi Newman (CO)
Collette Wilson (KY)







2016 Team MTF—Running for Research – Raised $45,833
Nicole Bucar (OH)
Marcy Cook (NC)
David Otto (NV)








2015 Team MTF—Running for Research – Raised $43,200
John Combe (OR)
Nathan Nordstrom (WA)
Angie Parris-Raney (CO)








2014 Team MTF—Running for Research – Raised $60,510
Kathy Laskye (CO)
Kristen Lutz (MA)
Karen Moers (FL)






The 2013 Team also got the chance to run in the 2014 race due to the unfortunate happenings in 2013.

2013 Team MTF—Running for Research – Raised $51,295
Kathy Borsuk (NJ)
Tom Heidenberger (WI)
Les Sweeney (CO)