GivenGain, in partnership with the Boston Athletic Association and John Hancock,set out to make March 16, 2022 the biggest ever day of fundraising in event history – aiming to beat a record set five years ago on Giving Tuesday in 2017.

In just 24 hours, over 1,800 fundraisers and 4,200 donors from 37 different countries collectively raised $1,101,878 marking this day the second highest fundraising day ever in Boston Marathon history.  If you were one of the people around the world who fundraised or donated, thank you from the bottom of our hearts, on behalf of all the charities participating in the 126th Boston Marathon.

The day’s #1 fundraiser by a distance was Brett Gordon, who raised a mindblowing $41,400 in 24 hours for Project Hope Boston, a local multi-service agency that provides low-income mothers with education, childcare, job training and more. Brett’s incredible work earned a $3,000 donation to his project from race sponsors John Hancock.

In second place was Maggie Boynton, who raised $14,085 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, while Paul Cincotta’s $13,775 for the Massachusetts General Hospital earned him the final spot on the podium. Their efforts won them donations of $2,000 and $1,000 respectively, also from John Hancock.

There were 87 fundraisers who raised over $2,500 each on the day earning them an exclusive History Makers tee.

Thank you to everyone who took part in the Boston Marathon Giving Day – and to all the fundraisers and charity runners, good luck in the final weeks of your training!

The 126th Boston Marathon will take place on April 18, 2022. To see all the fundraising projects going on right now, or start your own, visit the Boston Marathon event page on GivenGain or to learn more about the Boston Marathon Giving Day, see our blog Here.