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Official Charity Program

The Official Charity Program provides runners with the chance to make their participation mean a little bit more, as they help improve the lives of women and children in our area.

As the first all-women’s sporting event in New England, we believe in our philanthropic responsibility to support the communities of women which have supported us for more than 40 years. Through our Official Charity Program, we’ve selected a few groups helping women and runners to showcase, promote, and facilitate financial contributions from our participants. 

For information in joining our 2025 Charity Program, please reach out to

2024 Groups

261 Fearless Club
New England

A female-specific running community that focuses on the fun, social, non-competitive side of running. They provide a safe, friendly and fun environment for women to run together. It's a great way to get fit and make new friends while you're at it. Building a community of support is just as important as getting out and moving.

Black Girls RUN!

The goal of Black Girls RUN! is to encourage and motivate black women to practice a healthy lifestyle. We want to serve as a fitness resource for runners and gym rats alike, as well as provide tips and commentary on staying active and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. But we also want to start a movement to encourage ALL women to get off the couch and get active.

Dignity Matters

A non-profit organization that collects, purchases, and supplies feminine hygiene products, bras, and underwear to women and girls who are homeless or disadvantaged, in order to help them stay healthy, regain self-confidence, and live with basic dignity. People commonly associate period poverty with developing countries, but it is a significant, hidden issue in America and in Massachusetts.

Dream Big!

Helping girls and young women from low-income situations to achieve their dreams by providing them with the equipment, sports attire, program and college showcase fees and leadership training needed to enable them to participate in sports and physical activities that contribute to their health, education and overall well-being.

Girls on the Run

Inspiring girls to be joyful, healthy and confident, Girls on the Run Greater Boston uses fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. In their after school program, trained coaches lead girls through a proven curriculum, teaching the benefits of physical activity as well as social-emotional skills for navigating the challenges of adolescence.

Junior League of Boston

The Junior League of Boston (JL Boston) is an organization of women whose mission is to advance women’s leadership for meaningful community impact through volunteer action, collaboration, and training. Founded in 1906, today JL Boston continues to provide opportunities and training for women volunteers to give back to their community.

Stride for Stride

A running charity that buys race bibs for immigrant, BIPOC, and low-income runners—its goal is to make races more inclusive and more diverse. Stride for Stride sponsors 180 runners from 19 different countries.

Vanessa T. Marcotte Foundation

Empowering women through their work to reduce violence, objectification and harassment. The Vanessa T. Marcotte Foundation advocates for safety awareness and gender equality. They provide self-defense training to thousands and partner with youth-focused organizations to address the root causes of violence.

Women’s Foundation of Boston

A non-profit public charity that creates, funds, and accelerates high-impact economic and leadership programs that equip Greater Boston women and girls to be financially independent and successful leaders. WFBoston is becoming the primary vehicle for investing in women and girls in Greater Boston, and is building a fast-growing network of female nonprofit and business leaders.