Boston Patient Partner

Patient Partners

Current or former patients are invited to join the program to be matched with a runner training and fundraising for Boston Children’s Hospital. Partners are encouraged to share their Boston Children’s journey with their runner to provide them with inspiration and motivation to finish the 26.2 miles! Patients are part of the race day excitement, and are honorary members of the Miles for Miracles team.

Benefits:*

  • Team celebrations — Events for the team include a season kick-off to meet your runner and a pre-race event to get inspired for Marathon Monday.
  • Team practice volunteers — Inspire the team at a Saturday training run by sharing your story and/or passing out water.
  • Race day cheering sections — Join us on race day to cheer on the Boston Children’s runners and wear your complimentary Miles for Miracles t-shirts.
  • Fundraising prizes — It's optional to fundraise, but you'll receive some swag if you do!

*All events are complimentary and subject to change due to COVID-19 precautions and regulations. We hope you’ll attend (in person or virtually)—but event participation is not mandatory.

We can’t guarantee that all alumni runners will be accepted as runners need to re-apply each year. We’ll do our best to accommodate requests, but with the chance we’re unable to keep alumni matches paired, we hope you’ll still participate!