Team IHP

Marathon finish line

We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for the two bibs we have received for the 2019 Boston Marathon Team IHP.

This will be our ninth consecutive year hosting a team from the Institute to participate in the historic international running event, the Boston Marathon, which this year will be held on Monday, April 15, 2019.

About Team IHP

The 2019 Boston Marathon Team IHP will consist of two runners. Selected runners, each of whom will be responsible a fundraising commitment of $5,000, will receive the following:

  • Individual fundraising web page
  • Team meetings that offer assistance with fundraising, team building, and marathon day information
  • Team IHP singlet
  • Invitation to join training runs led by Mass General Marathon Team leaders 

Since 2011 Team IHP and the Institute together have raised more than $100,000 for the MGH Institute of Health Professions. Funds raised through the marathon program have a tremendous impact at the IHP both monetarily in support of our students and their educational experience and in awareness of our services for the local community.

Application deadline is Friday, December 14, 2018.

Apply Now online or download the PDF version of the application and return it to the IHP via: Email:

Time Commitment and Resources 

Runners are expected to fundraise and train to ensure they meet their financial commitment and complete the marathon. The Development Office is here to support your marathon goals and ensure that this is a positive experience for you and the team.

The MGH Institute Development Office will provide fundraising support and tips, including a personal fundraising webpage to help you communicate your fundraising goals with friends and family and track your progress toward your goals.  We will discuss goals and strategy with you.

Fundraising Commitment

A minimum fundraising commitment of $5,000 is required to join the MGH IHP Marathon Team and receive an individual entry for the 2019 Boston Marathon®. When you are selected as one of the two (2) registered runners for the MGH IHP, valid credit card information must be submitted. In the event that all gifts toward your minimum donation requirement are not made online or postmarked by June 15, 2019, the MGH IHP reserves the right to charge the balance owed to your credit card, unless prior arrangements have been made.

Cancellation Policy

You may cancel your participation with MGH IHP team for the Boston Marathon, waiving your responsibility for the $5,000 minimum, anytime on or before filling out the B.A.A. race application. To do so you must contact Meagan Sheffield in the Development Office of the MGH IHP, in writing. Please note that the MGH IHP cannot refund any donations raised and received by our office. After the B.A.A. application has been filled out, you are responsible for raising the $5,000 minimum, even if for any reason, including injury, you are unable to run in the marathon.