Team & Fundraising Commitment

Applications will be received and reviewed on a rolling basis. Should your application be chosen for next steps, you will be contacted by email to confirm a phone interview. Accepted applicants will be notified via email within one week of phone interview.

Partnership Expectations

It’s an honor to be included in the John Hancock Non Profit Program. As such, it’s important that everyone respect the process, expectations and terms of engagement. The expectation is everyone will do their part to ensure success for all parties.

Brass Tacks

The bar has been set high with a fundraising commitment of $7,500 per runner. We ask you to give your fundraising plan careful consideration in order to make the most of your experience. Our staff will support your fundraising, but the commitment responsibility lies with each runner.

The Application

Please complete the online application in full, or you can download the PDF and return via e-mail to:, by Wednesday, October 31, 2018. A valid credit card number, (through September 2019), must be submitted with the application in order to be considered. You may be contacted to discuss your application. All information shared on this application or in any interview will be handled confidentially.

Fundraising Commitment & Schedule

If you are selected as a member of the 2019 Title IX Girls Marathon Team, you are committing to raise at least $7,500 (the “fundraising commitment”). Fundraising can be done online with CrowdRise, and/or offline with checks and cash. Title IX Girls expects each team member to adhere to the following fundraising timeline:

  • On the day you are accepted a $50 application fee will be charged to your credit card and will go toward your fundraising commitment. For clarity, the application fee will not be charged unless and until you are accepted by Title IX Girls to join the Title IX Girls Marathon Team.

  • 25% of the minimum fundraising commitment due by Wednesday, December 5, 2018

  • 50% of the minimum fundraising commitment due by Wednesday, February 6, 2019

  • 75% of the minimum fundraising commitment due by Wednesday, March 6, 2019

  • 100% of the minimum fundraising commitment due by Monday, April 8, 2019

All donations will be credited to your fundraising commitment once the funds are received and processed by Title IX Girls.   Any balance due in order to reach your fundraising commitment per the above schedule, will be billed to your credit card on the fundraising due date set forth above.

Many companies match employees’ charitable contributions. You can check with your employer to see if your company has this program and you can also ask donors if their employers match gifts. Many companies issue matching gift checks quarterly or semi-annually: therefore, if you plan to use a match to reach your committed amount, it is your responsibility to contact the matching company to ensure the check will be issued before the due dates listed above. If the company’s match cycle is past the fundraising due dates, or for some reason, Title IX Girls Marathon Team does not receive the matching gift funds prior to the due dates, the match cannot count towards your commitment, but the match will still be accepted by Title IX Girls and contributed to its general fundraising goals.

Title IX Girls Running Club will support your fundraising with frequent check ins and offer you a training plan and program to get you to the start.

I understand that I may cancel my participation with Title IX Girls Running Club for the 2019 Boston Marathon, waiving my responsibility for the fundraising commitment stated above, any time on or before December 1, 2018, by contacting Gail at Title IX Girls Running Club in writing. I understand that my $50 application fee and any donations received by Title IX Girls Running Club will not be refunded.

I understand that after December 1, 2018, I am solely responsible for raising or personally giving the entire fundraising commitment, even if for any reason, including injury, I am unable to run in the 2019 Boston Marathon.

Any legal expenses incurred in the collection of funds will be the sole responsibility of the runner.

I agree that I will not begin the race prior to the official start time; I will not compete in a manner that, in the judgment of the race officials, interferes with race operations or other participants; I will not reproduce or transfer my official bib

Register & Train

I agree to pay all applicable Marathon processing and entry fees charged by the Boston Athletic Association in connection with registering for the Marathon. I understand that this does not count toward my fundraising commitment for Title IX Girls Running Club. Title IX Girls Running Club will inform me of the details of B.A.A. registration. This fee will be collected separately at a later date. I will not contact the B.A.A. directly to secure my number.

The entry must be used by the person who utilizes the number and may not be transferred, sold or auctioned to another person. The registration must be submitted to B.A.A. no later than January 30, 2019.

Still game? Good. Complete and submit the application. Good Luck!