2014 Boston Marathon Team

118th Boston Marathon

Team Cradles to Crayons

On Monday, April 21st, 2014, members of Team Cradles to Crayons will lace up their sneakers for the 118th Boston Marathon and make every mile count for the children that we serve. The money raised by our marathon runners will directly support our vision, that one day every child will have the essential items they need to feel safe, warm, ready to learn and valued.


Click here to apply to join our 2014 team!*

*We would love to give a number to everyone interested in joining our team, but currently, all of the numbers that Cradles to Crayons has have been allocated. We are continuing our efforts to secure additional numbers. You are still encouraged to fill out an application to join the team, but will be placed on a wait list until we have more numbers available. 

Team benefits include:

  • Access to an experienced coach & a personalized training program
  • Team runs
  • Pre-marathon pasta party at the Giving Factory warehouse
  • Opportunity to visit one of Cradles to Crayons' valued social service partners and visit with the children your marathon run is helping to support
  • Cradles to Crayons race day singlet and other Team Cradles gear
  • The knowledge that you are supporting thousands of local in-need children
  • One-on-one fundraising coaching


The minimum fundraising commitment is $5,000, but this year's goal is to raise an average of $7,500 per runner and we encourage you to set your fundraising goal high. Each runner will be set up with an individual online fundraising page. Cradles to Crayons will provide support to our runners' fundraising efforts.

Because those who did not cross the 2013 finish line were offered the opportunity to run again in the 2014 Boston Marathon, we are welcoming most of Team Cradles 2013 back again this year. These team members will not have a fundraising commitment; however, most have committed to fundraising in support of our mission even without a minimum requirement to meet. We are excited to welcome our dedicated returning runners and new runners alike to create a truly amazing Team Cradles to Crayons 2014.

In addition to meeting the fundraising minimum, each team member will cover their own Boston Athletic Association application fee of $325.00.

Please see our sample fundraising agreement for more details.

About Cradles to Crayons:

Founded in 2002, Cradles to Crayons provides children from birth through age 12, living in homeless or low-income situations, with the essential items they need to thrive - at home, at school and at play. We supply these items free of charge by engaging and connecting communities that have with communities that need.

More than 305,000 children ages 0-12 are living in low-income or poverty stricken households in Massachusetts; each year, an estimated 100,000 Massachusetts children will experience the desperation of homelessness. These children are often lacking the basic essentials they need and deserve to thrive.

Please support Cradles to Crayons Boston Marathon Team’s efforts to help provide essential items like clothing for a week, winter coats, shoes, books, developmental toys and more for the children we serve.