Boston Marathon

 

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.

We are excited and honored to announce that Massage Therapy Foundation Team MTF—Running for Research has been invited to run in the 124th Boston Marathon on Monday, April 20, 2020. Have you dreamed about running the world’s most spectacular marathon? Do you have a passion for massage therapy research? Or both? Consider applying to join Team MTF! No need to have a qualifying time, just a passion to raise money for massage therapy research and then revel in your accomplishments.

Use the application below to tell us about how you’d love to run for charity, run for research, and/or run for fun. Four lucky runners will be chosen by the MTF Marathon Selection Committee!

Click here to download MTF’s 2020 Boston Marathon Runner Application

All pages of this application must be completed and returned to MTF by mail or email. Please use the open spaces provided and add additional pages as needed. Upload required attachments via email. If you have any questions, please contact Marla Gamze at 847-905-1635 or mgamze@massagetherapyfoundation.org.


“Self-care is absolutely critical and is at the heart of my training and recovery regimens. Massage therapy is a big part of my routine, along with physical therapy and a wholesome diet. Training for long distances is a difficult endeavor; and massage therapy helps me prepare, recover, and reset physically and mentally. It also helps me get the good night’s sleep that I need to give it myall.”

-Desi Linden, 2018 Boston Marathon Champion and two-time Olympian


Team MTF—Running for Research Champions by Year

2019 Team MTF—Running for Research
Total donations raised: $66,163

Rocky Chen (OK)
Joyce Prahasky (FL)
Kim Nimmo (WY)
John Cassinerio (WA)

 

 

 

2018 Team MTF—Running for Research
Total donations raised: $64,789

Shadonne Harris (MD)
Desiree Bourgois van Oosting (ND)
Teresa Matthews (FL)
Lindsay Bodkin (NY)

 

 

 

 


2017 Team MTF—Running for Research
Total donations raised: Raised $61,190

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

 

2016 Team MTF—Running for Research
Total donations raised: Raised $45,833

David Otto (NV)
Nicole Bucar (OH)
Marcy Cook (NC)

 

 

 

2015 Team MTF—Running for Research
Total donations raised: Raised $43,200

Nathan Nordstrom (WA)
Angie Parris-Raney (CO)
John Combe (OR)

 

 

2014 Team MTF—Running for Research
Total donations raised: 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 tragedy in 2013.

 

2013 Team MTF—Running for Research
Total donations raised: Raised $51,295

Kathy Borsuk (NJ)
Tom Heidenberger (WI)
Les Sweeney (CO)

 

 

Please direct any marathon-related questions to Marla Gamze at mgamze@massagetherapyfoundation.org