2020 Boston Marathon®

For the fifth consecutive year the John Hancock Non-Profit Marathon Program has awarded West End House with bibs for the Boston Marathon. The generous support of John Hancock allows us to select 4 runners for our Dawnn for Peace Marathon Team, founded in memory of West End House alumna Dawnn Jaffier.

Dawnn was a lifelong member of the West End House whose passion was improving the lives of young people across Boston. Before becoming an innocent victim of violence, Dawnn was a mentor and role model for hundreds of young people at the West End House and beyond.  Learn more about Dawnn’s life and legacy here.

Our Marathon team plays a vital role in funding programs that support West End House youth. Each year we seek passionate individuals to represent our 2020 Boston Marathon team and our mission. While our fundraising minimum is $13,500, we will give strong consideration to applicants who commit to exceeding the minimum

This year’s Boston Marathon will take place on Monday, April 20, 2020.

The application is now open and closes on November 15, 2019 at 11:59pm. If you have any questions, please contact Sarah MacPherson at smacpherson@westendhouse.org or 617-870-7513.

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Congratulations again to last year’s four amazing runners Dave Andelman, Melissa Marquez, Chris Murphy, and Alicia Scarpa for completing the 2019 Boston Marathon!