Are you ready to make history on #BostonMarathonGivingDay?


Today, in partnership with the Boston Athletic Association and event sponsors John Hancock, GivenGain aims to smash the Boston Marathon’s one-day fundraising record in aid of hundreds of brilliant Boston-area charities.


The number to beat is $1,232,763 – the record set on Giving Tuesday 2017 – and if you need extra motivation, we’ve also got some great prizes on offer for fundraisers and donors!


Here’s how we can do it:




·      If you haven’t done so already, start a fundraising project for any of the 234 partner charities of the 126th Boston Marathon.

·      Share your project with your friends, family and co-workers through email, social media and in offline materials using your project’s QR code. Don’t forget to use the #BostonMarathonGivingDay hashtag on all social media platforms to connect with donors around the world!

·      Shared your project? Share it again. Regular reminders throughout the day will get your message out to the widest audience.


Raise at least $2,500 on GivenGain today, Wednesday, March 16th and you’ll be automatically entered into a prize drawing for a Boston Travel Package containing:

·       $500 JetBlue gift card

·      A $500 Marriott Hotels & Resorts gift card

·      A $500 Amex gift card

Prizes are courtesy of the Boston Athletic Association and GivenGain. Every fundraiser who donates or fundraises $2,500 or more on GivenGain will also receive a sweet History Makers tee.

On top of that, John Hancock has generously pledged to donate $10,000 in matching funds to the day’s top official charity fundraisers!

·      First place: $3,000 matching donation

·      Second place: $2,000 matching donation

·      Third place: $1,000 matching donation

Plus, eight randomly selected official charity fundraisers who raise at least $1,000 will each win a $500 donation. Don’t forget to keep checking the leader board throughout the day to see how you’re doing.


If you’re looking to make a difference, there’s no time like now! For every donation of $100 or more that you make to an official Boston Marathon charity partner, you’ll receive one entry into our donor prize drawing. You could win a prize pack consisting of two (2) finish line tickets to the 126th Boston Marathon,  a 2022 Distance Medley entry and a $150 adidas gift card!


Make some noise! The more buzz we can create together, the better our chances of reaching our goal. Share your donations and shout about your chosen charities on social media.


You can do this! Follow us on social media for live updates all day and check #BostonMarathonGivingDay to see what your fellow fundraisers are up to.