Samaritans 2019 Boston Marathon Team Application Application Deadline: September 6, 2018
Applicants will be notified by: September 19, 2018
Marathon Date: April 15, 2019.
Samaritans has participated as a partner of the John Hancock Non-Profit Marathon Program for the past 11 years and looks forward to cheering on Team Samaritans at the 123rd running of the Boston Marathon . The selection of runners for the 2019 Samaritans Marathon Team is competitive and applications will be evaluated based on each applicant’s proposed fundraising commitment/plan, personal story, connection to the organization and mission, and commitment to completing the Boston Marathon. Our continued participation as a partner in the John Hancock Non-Profit Program is largely based upon our team’s fundraising success. Our Marathon team’s fundraising represents a significant portion of Samaritans’ operating budget, allowing us to serve more people. Therefore, it is very important that runners on our team fulfill their fundraising commitments. We require a minimum fundraising commitment of $8,000, with the understanding that one third of your commitment must be met by January 15, 2019 before we release your Boston Marathon registration. We require that you submit a credit card number which will be charged for any shortfall toward that one third benchmark and if you do not reach your final commitment by May 27, 2019.
Submitting Your Application and Application Fee Complete applications, both the written application and $26 application fee, must be received by September 6th in order to be considered. Please email your completed application form to Erika Boughter, Special Events Coordinator at [email protected]
or mail it to :
Samaritans, Inc. Attn: Erika Boughter 41 West Street, 4th Floor Boston, MA 02111
The $26 non-refundable application fee can be paid by check made out to Samaritans, Inc. or online at: http://samaritanshope.org/marathon-application-fee/. After your complete application has been received we may contact you to arrange a brief phone interview.
Samaritans 2019 Boston Marathon Team Application Name: _____________________________________________ Email for Team Communications: ____________________________________ Address: ____________________________ City: ________________ State: ____ Zip: ______ Daytime Phone: ______________________ Evening Phone: ___________________________ Employer/School: __________________________________________________ Position/Year: _____________________________________________________ (For Marathon Registration Purposes)
Date of Birth: ___________________
Gender: Male Female *The B.A.A. allows people to run under their identified gender.
If selected for the Samaritans 2019 Boston Marathon Team, I agree to:
Submit a brief bio and headshot for the Samaritans website via email by October 1, 2018
Attend the Team Kickoff event in person (or by phone if not local) on Thursday, October 11, 2018 from 6:00-8:00 pm EST
Complete my personalized CrowdRise fundraising page by October 22, 2018
Submit a short personal video (15-30 seconds) by November 6, 2018 for use on Samaritans’ website and social media. This can be filmed at the kickoff meeting or on your own.
Meet my stated fundraising commitment and benchmarks toward that commitment. I will provide a valid credit card number and agree to pay any remaining funds to reach these commitments.
1/3 of total fundraising commitment by Jan. 15, 2019
Full fundraising commitment by May 27, 2019
Complete the online Boston Marathon registration form and waiver in January. I will pay the Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) registration fee for the race. (The fee in 2018 was $360.)