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Team Eye and Ear

Team Eye and Ear

Run the 2014 Boston Marathon for Hope.

Team Eye and Ear is Boston Strong.  Team Eye and Ear, the Mass. Eye and Ear marathon team, will be back again in 2014 - stronger and more determined than ever - to participate in the Boston Marathon on April 21.

As a member of Team Eye and Ear, you will raise hope and a healthier future for people everywhere who suffer from debilitating conditions affecting sight, hearing, voice, balance, taste and smell, and cancers of the eye, head and neck. Thanks to our eight-year partnership with John Hancock Financial Services (the lead sponsor of the Boston Marathon), since 2006 Team Eye and Ear has raised more than $2.1 million for research and patient care at Mass. Eye and Ear. 

You will have access to an exclusive marathon training program, a convenient heated indoor meeting facility with restrooms near the start line on race day, and team kick-off and celebratory events.

The application is now available for both "invitational entry" and "own entry" runners.  Please complete an application today.  Additional information on the different requirements for both are found below.


 

Team Benefits:

  • Guaranteed race entry for the 2014 Boston Marathon. ("Invitational Entry" Runners only)
  • Team kick-off and celebratory events with other Team Eye and Ear members
  • Access to an exclusive marathon training program designed by Team Eye and Ear Coach, Fred Treseler, to help you get from Hopkinton to Copley Square, for first-timers to veterans. Training program highlights include weekly group runs, exclusive training workshops and detailed daily manuals. 
  • A convenient heated indoor meeting facility with restrooms near the starting line on race day.
  • A designated team cheering section at mile 19 along the marathon route.
  • The knowledge that you are making a difference in the lives of others by raising money for an important cause!
  • You will receive fundraising and training tools and support through workshops, the Team Eye and Ear online fundraising resource library, team e-newsletters and more. You will also have the opportunity to set up your own personal website, where you can share your story and securely accept online donations.
  • Exclusive Team Eye and Ear apparel. 
     

Team Requirements for "Invitational Entry" Runners

Invitational Entry runners do not have to meet the time requirements set by the BAA. 

  • Raise $7,500 or more by May 15, 2014 to support Mass. Eye and Ear or pay the balance in full yourself.  
    Preference will be given to applicants who are willing to commit to a higher fundraising commitment of $7,500 or more to help us achieve our 2014 team fundraising goal of $750,000.
  • Submit a non-refundable $100 deposit and credit card number upon acceptance to the team. This deposit will apply toward your fundraising goal.
  • Pay the Boston Athletic Association (BAA) $325 race application fee in addition to the fundraising minimum.
  • 18 years of age or older by April 21, 2014.
  • Capable of running a marathon in less than six (6) hours

Applications are now available.

 

Team Requirements for "Own Entry" Runners

Runners who have received an official Boston Marathon bib number from another source are encouraged to join Team Eye and Ear.  

  • Raise a minimum of $1,000 by May 15, 2014 to support Mass. Eye and Ear or pay the balance in full yourself. While the required minimum is set at $1,000 per runner, we will work with each team member to set a personal fundraising goal.
  • Submit a non-refundable $100 deposit and credit card number upon acceptance to the team. This deposit will apply toward your fundraising goal.

Applications are now available.
 

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