We are now only accepting applications for our waiting list for the 2023 Boston Marathon. If you have your own entry/qualifying entry, you can still register for our team. Contact run@chtrust.org with any questions.

Miles for Miracles

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. Patient 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! Patient Partners are part of the race day excitement, and are honorary members of the Miles for Miracles team.



  • 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 based on all COVID-19 protocols put forth by the state of Massachusetts, the CDC and the Boston Athletic Association at the time of the event. 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!