A History of Charity
As one of the eight towns along the Boston Marathon route, Brookline has always been granted a selection of race entries. In 2012, the Town of Brookline became the first to take these invitational numbers and create its own charity program, giving members of the community a chance to run in a historic race and establishing its official Boston Marathon team: Team Brookline. Since then, more than 200 runners — supported by their friends and family — have joined us to raise more than $2 million in support of our five charity partners: the Brookline Center for Community Mental Health, Brookline Education Foundation, Brookline Library Foundation, Brookline Symphony Orchestra, and Brookline Teen Center.
Team Brookline harnesses the power of sport to strengthen, support, and unite the life-improving community resources of our town.
We believe that people are at their best when they come together around shared purpose. We are creating a network of impassioned people, connected through sport, to build a stronger, more unified, and more philanthropic Brookline community.