The World Famous Boston Marathon
John Hancock has been the principal sponsor of the Boston Marathon for over 30 years. The Company's continued support of the Boston Athletic Association, which has directed the race since 1897, ensures that the marathon remains a world-class event and an important facet of Boston's culture and heritage.
As part of their sponsorship, John Hancock donates hundreds of guaranteed entries each year to select non-profits through their Marathon Non-Profit Program. As one of these organizations, Home Away Boston has used these entries to recruit individual runners who pledge to raise money our cause. Combined, John Hancock's program and the Boston Athletic Association’s Charity Program enabled organizations like ours to raise $28.3 million dollars in 2015.