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Run the 128th Boston Marathon presented by Bank of America® with Team InnerCity Weightlifting.

Runners will raise funds to help support our mission to amplify the voice and agency of people most impacted by systemic racism and mass incarceration.

Fundraising through the 128th Boston Marathon presented by Bank of America® will directly support specialized workforce development and comprehensive case management that ICW provides to members of the Greater Boston community with significant barriers to their safety. ICW pioneers a model that works; In response to our 4-Stage Model – Earn Trust, Build Hope, Bridge Social Capital, Sustain Economic Mobility – recidivism rates drop from 88% in the first stage to 8.2% in the final stage. ICW’s most conservative social return on investment is 16.5X. Participants secure careers in and beyond fitness, become first-time homeowners, and take their families on vacation.

Perhaps more important than the impact on participants at ICW, is the impact of ICW participants on society. Our personal training clients don’t just leave with a great workout, they leave with a new relationship that evolves someone’s moral beliefs and compels people to both talk and act differently within their own social circles. By running for Team ICW, you can grow our participants’ networks and change your own perspective.

If you are interested in applying, you must be able to meet the following criteria:

For runners in need of an entry/bib into the race

  • If selected on our team, you must pay a $100 team fee upon acceptance to secure your spot.  This does not apply to your fundraising commitment. 

  • Commit to raising $10,000 USD 

  • Pay a $375 race entry fee to the Boston Athletic Association in January.


For runners with their own race entry bib either Qualified or invitational:

  • If selected on our team, pay a $100 team fee. This does not apply to your fundraising commitment. 

  • Commit to raising $3,000 USD 


Benefits of joining Team ICW, you will gain access to:

  • Guaranteed entry into the Boston Marathon through raising a minimum of $10,000.

  • BYOB – Bring your own bib. Runners who have their own bib for the Boston Marathon can also run on our team for a fundraising minimum of $3,000. Apply below and select that you have your own bib.

  • A personalized fundraising page through and tips to help you reach your goal.

  • Helpful resources such as email templates, sponsorship materials, and social media tools.

  • Fundraising support through CharityTeams and our nonprofit.

  • Training Support: Access to weekly training runs on the Boston Marathon course including the Superhero 17 and the HOP21 training runs, access to professional athletic trainers, physical therapists, coaches and expert guest speakers - all part of the CharityTeams experience!

  • Facebook group for runners-only engagement 

  • Access to alumni runner network

  • Team events before the race    

  • Branded team swag for training and race day

  • A positive life-changing experience!

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