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Official Charity Partner for the 128th Boston Marathon

Interested in running the Boston Marathon®? The Kita Center is pleased to be a member of the 2024 Bank of America Boston Marathon Official Charity Program. 

We are a small team with a big heart and a passion for suicide prevention. Last year, #teamkita collectively raised over $45,000 in support of our programs, and made a HUGE impact on our ability to keep our signature camp program 100% free to all our campers affected by suicide loss. 


The minimum fundraising commitment is set at $8,500 per entry.


Applications for the 2024 Boston Marathon are open now. 

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The Boston Athletic Association welcomed The Kita Center as a member of the 2024 Bank of America Boston Marathon Official Charity Program with 5 invitational entries. Through the Bank of America Boston Marathon Official Charity Program, the Boston Athletic Association supports selected nonprofit organizations, such as The Kita Center, that strengthen our local community and provide these organizations with a significant fundraising opportunity.

Why run for The Kita Center?

Benefits of Running with Team Kita: 
  •  Guaranteed race entry to Boston 2024

  •  Rewarding charitable-giving experience--The Kita Center is a small non-profit. Your fundraising efforts will make a huge and measurable impact. 

  • Small and personal team of runners

  •  Fundraising tools:       

    •  Ideas from alumni runners 

    •  Fundraising packet 

    •  Tips to help you reach your goal   

    •  Access to the fundraising team

    • Alumni "Team Captain" with helpful advice and reminders

    •  Personalized GivenGain fundraising page

  • Facebook group for runners-only engagement 

  •  Volunteer opportunities to learn more about our services

Fees and Fundraising Requirements:

For runners looking for a bib:
  • $100 deposit after signing the contract (goes toward your fundraising commitment)

  • $8,500 USD fundraising commitment

  • $375 race entry fee; paid to the BAA

  • Optional $25 insurance for BAA fees; paid to the BAA

  • Runners should also consider their responsibility to procure lodging near the marathon  (if applicable) 

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