FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – For the 12th consecutive year, the New England Patriots Foundation will serve as an official charity of the Boston Marathon. As part of their selection, the foundation has received a limited number of marathon bibs from the Boston Athletic Association to field a team of charity runners that will run the 26.2 mile course on Patriots Day.
As part of their selection to the Patriots charity team, the runners will raise funds for the New England Patriots Foundation. All proceeds will be earmarked for the 2020 Myra Kraft Community MVP Awards program, which honors volunteers from across New England. Myra Kraft Community MVP winners are recognized for their leadership, dedication and a commitment to bettering their communities during a luncheon at Gillette Stadium and each volunteer receives a donation for their nonprofit organization.
Since the team's inception, Patriots marathon runners have raised more than $2 million to support New England-based nonprofit organizations through the Myra Kraft Community MVP Awards.
"Over the past 11 years, we have had the privilege of working with hundreds of dedicated marathon runners," said Josh Kraft, President of the Patriots Foundation. "They inspire us every year with their perseverance and their commitment to both the race and the Patriots Foundation. They have embodied the spirit of volunteerism and we have been honored to have them represent the Patriots on Patriots Day. We're looking forward to working with another enthusiastic group of runners in 2020."
The Patriots marathon team has featured first-time marathon runners, lifetime marathoners, season ticket members, avid Patriots fans and a former player. Those who are selected to join the Patriots team will receive an official Patriots Boston Marathon team uniform, access to a 20-week training program from a marathon coach, fundraising tips from the foundation, fundraising incentive prizes and more.
The New England Patriots Foundation is currently accepting applications on a rolling basis. For more information on the New England Patriots Boston Marathon team, visit www.patriots.com/community/marathon-team.