Miles for Miracles
Boston's Run to Remember
What is the application process to be selected to be part of the team?
We ask all runners to complete an online application. Along with your contact information and running experience, we’re interested in knowing why you want to run for Boston Children's Hospital. Once you submit your completed application, we'll contact you directly.
What’s the difference between a standard and registered (own entry) runner?
A registered runner is an athlete who already has a waiver for Boston's Run to Remember. A standard runner is a participant who is requesting to use one of our waivers to participate in the race.
As a registered (own entry) runner, why should I fundraise for Boston Children’s Hospital?
Boston Children's Hospital changes lives every day. We need the support of runners like you who recognize what a special place this is. As a member of the team, your fundraising minimum is lower, but you'll get the same perks as a standard runner, including experienced coaches, training and more!
Where can I fill out an application?
Applications are accepted online by following this link. If you have questions, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
What are the fees for the event?
In addition to the required fundraising commitment, standard runners need to submit a non-refundable $75 (half marathon) or $50 (5 mile race) deposit. All runners must submit a credit card number upon acceptance to the team. Note: The deposit does not count towards your fundraising minimum, but covers the race registration fee.
Where does the money go?
It supports the Children’s Fund. This is an unrestricted fund that enables Boston Children’s to continue providing high quality care, lead innovative efforts to research and the discovery of cures, educate the next generation of leaders in pediatrics, and care for the children and families in our local community.
How can friends/family/colleagues sponsor my run?
Your supporters can sponsor your run by:
- Giving online on your personal fundraising page. Please note: the online gift minimum is $10.
- Making a check out to Boston Children's Hospital. Put your name on the memo line and mail it in a donation envelope (included in your welcome packet).
- Giving you cash. You write a personal check and mail it in a donation envelope. Note: Make sure to write your donor’s information on the envelope so we can add them to your fundraising page.
What happens if I don’t reach my fundraising commitment?
Every runner who is accepted onto the team provides their credit card information. You’ll have until June 5, 2017 to reach your fundraising minimum. If you’re not able to reach the minimum by that time, your credit card will be charged the difference.
Will donors who give by check or cash appear on my personal fundraising page?
Yes. Our team adds all donations we receive in the mail to the donor honor roll on your personal fundraising page and your total will be updated. Note: Offline donations may take 7-10 business days to be reflected on your page.
How should I send my check donations to Boston Children’s?
Team members receive a packet that includes several donation envelopes. For every check you receive, please write your name (name of the runner) in the "Memo" section of the check to properly credit your fundraising efforts. Please mail in donations as soon as you receive them so your total can be as up-to-date as possible. If you need more envelopes, please contact us at email@example.com. All checks should be made out Boston Children’s Hospital.
How can I use social media in my fundraising campaign?
Online social networking with email, Facebook and Twitter are great ways to promote your run. Accepted runners will receive tips on how to best use social media to fundraise.
Do you send acknowledgement letters for contributions?
Yes. Boston Children's Hospital acknowledges all gifts of $250 or more and sends receipts for these gifts per IRS guidelines. All online gifts will receive an automatic email receipt.
What are Miracle Makers? How do I become a one?
Miracle Makers are runners who go above and beyond in their fundraising efforts for the hospital. These fundraisers receive a special recognition gift.
Run with us May 28
From the Seaport World Trade Center through downtown Boston
- Half Marathon and 5-Miler begin at 7:00 a.m.
Our goal: $30,000.00
Raised to date: $24,271.00