Boston Marathon - Team Red Cross

  • Eastern MA - Team Red Cross
Team Red Cross members run the historic 26.2 miles from Hopkinton to Boston in support of the American Red Cross mission. With every mile run and every dollar raised, Team Red Cross runners help to save and transform the lives of people in their greatest time of need.
Together, we are the American Red Cross. Together, we will finish the race Boston Strong!


The American Red Cross of Massachusetts exists to provide compassionate care to those in need. Our network of generous donors, volunteers, and employees share a mission of preventing and relieving human suffering here at home and around the world through six key service areas: Disaster Relief, Service to the Armed Forces, lifesaving blood services, health and safety training, Food and Nutrition Services, and International Services. The American Red Cross of Massachusetts serves 351 cities and towns across the Commonwealth with a population of over 6.6 million people.

For more information contact: TeamRedCrossBoston@redcross.org.

Why Run with Us?

Our Coaching

Team Red Cross is proud to partner with Dan Fitzgerald and Heartbreak Hill Running Company to provide expert coaching and training for Team Red Cross runners. Dan has had nothing but amazing reviews from all who have run with him in the past. He recently won the 2016 Best Running Coach award from Best of Boston. We agree; Dan is an irreplaceable asset to Team Red Cross. As Dan says, “It doesn’t take a special person to run a marathon; it just takes a desire to run a marathon. Anyone can run a marathon. Everyone can be a runner. There is no magic - just a will and a good plan.”


Our Mission

The American Red Cross Massachusetts is part of the largest and most diverse service organization in the United States, serving the 6.6 million residents of the 351 cities and towns of Massachusetts.

The Red Cross provides food and shelter in emergencies, responds to hundreds of fires in Massachusetts each year, operates the largest food pantry in New England, teaches lifesaving skills, trains nurses’ aides and certified nursing assistants, serves members of the Armed Forces, and more.

All assistance from the Red Cross is free, made possible by voluntary donations of time and money from people like you.


Our Team

Not only does Team Red Cross have fun while training for the marathon, we provide our runners with the tools they need to succeed.

Eastern MA - Team Red Cross
  • A personal fundraising Crowdrise page
  • Tools to make fundraising easy
  • A training program designed by Coach Dan Fitzgerald
    catered to different ability levels
  • Weekly group runs
  • Long run on Boston Marathon course
  • Team manager there to help you when you need it
  • A Team Red Cross singlet or tee for race day
  • Team celebration the day before the race
  • Team meeting spot in Hopkinton
  • Facebook group to share training plans, pictures, and communicate with the team no matter where you live
  • Opportunities to get involved with the Red Cross through volunteering locally and across the country
  • Free CPR class and other Red Cross trainings
  • Team thank you party a few weeks after the race
  • And much more!

Join Us

Thank you for your interest in running the 2017 Boston Marathon with Team Red Cross! Since 2012, the American Red Cross of Massachusetts has fundraised 1.2 million dollars through the Boston Marathon Official Charity Program. This year, our goal is to raise half a million dollars! Are you ready to help us achieve our goal? 100 percent of the funds raised will go to the American Red Cross of Massachusetts helping those in your community and across the state.

Support Us





Find the runner that you would like to support on our team Crowdrise page.






Make a general gift to Team Red Cross.

Contact Us

Jessica Woomer, Team Red Cross Manager
teamredcrossboston@redcross.org


American Red Cross of Massachusetts
139 Main Street, Cambridge, MA, 02127
(617) 274-5232