The Boston Marathon connects eight Massachusetts cities and towns…and the entire world in the spirit of competition, camaraderie and community. It brings everyday athletes, many of whom are connected to extraordinary causes, to the same road as elite, world-class athletes. Together, inspired by the strength and courage of the individuals they run with, and run for, these athletes embody the power of the human spirit. Help these athletes push forward on the road ahead by helping support one or more of the many great causes represented in the 2019 Boston Marathon.
2019 marks the 34th year of John Hancock's landmark sponsorship of the legendary Boston Marathon. John Hancock's continued support of the Boston Athletic Association, which has directed the race since 1897, ensures the stability of the world's oldest annual marathon.