Team Brookline, the Town of Brookline’s official Boston Marathon team, builds community through sport. Runners who train and run with Team Brookline strengthen our community, expanding access to mental health care, literacy, the arts, youth development programs and education. Since being established in 2012, more than 200 runners, supported by friends, family, neighbors, colleagues, and each other, as well as our local business community, have raised more than $2 million to make a true impact in the lives of all who live, work, or go to school in Brookline.

Team Brookline 2020 runners trained together until the COVID-19 pandemic forced group runs to cease. Many of our committed runners continued to train individually and ran the 124th Boston Marathon virtually this past September. While we share our runners’ sadness in the season coming to an early end due to COVID-19, we remain incredibly grateful for all of the work the Team did to fundraise and get ready to run the 2020 Marathon. We cannot thank you enough for your dedication to your training, and to the Brookline nonprofits you all worked amazingly hard to support!

In March, the Boston Athletic Association announced that the 2021 marathon will take place in two parts: a virtual marathon to be run between October 8 and 10, and an in-person marathon to be run on the historic Boston Marathon course on October 11. We were excited to learn that official Boston Marathon charity teams (including municipal teams like Team Brookline) will be part of the reduced field that runs the race on the historic marathon course. Recruitment for our October 2021 team will begin in April!

Interested in joining the 2021 Team Brookline Marathon Team? Complete the form below to be notified when our application is open.

Team Brookline 2021 Interest Form

Thank you for your interest in running the 125th Boston Marathon on October 11, 2021 with Team Brookline!

Stay tuned here for further updates from the BAA and through the Team Brookline Facebook page for other ways to support the Brookline community.

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Not a runner but want to be part of Team Brookline? Join Team Brookline as a volunteer!

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