Run for Team BPL!

Run for Team BPL!

The application for the 128th Boston Marathon is now open! Essays will be accepted until December 31, 2023.

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About Team BPL

The mission of the Boston Public Library Fund is to provide financial support to the Boston Public Library, ensuring that it remains viable, engaging, accessible, and free to all. By joining Team BPL, your fundraising total will impact the Library’s ability to provide essential resources, programs, services and collections.

You Will Benefit From...

Training: You’ll experience access to weekly training runs, professional athletic trainers, physical therapists, coaches, and guest speakers all with the experts from CharityTeams.

Fundraising: You’ll receive email templates, a personalized fundraising page, and social media tools to easily connect with your networks.

Team Swag: From bibs to hats, we’ve got you covered!


The 128th Boston Marathon will take place on April 15, 2024.

Team BPL has 15 bibs. Thirteen bibs will have a fundraising commitment of $10,000. Two bibs will have a fundraising commitment of $5,000. Applicants for these two bibs must be 25 years or younger and preference will be given to applicants that reside in the City of Boston.

To be selected, please fill out the online application form and write a 500-word essay that describes how the Boston Public Library has impacted your life. Please email your essay to

Questions? Contact for more information.

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