The Miles for Miracles team for the 2024 New York City Marathon is now only accepting applications for runners with their own entry. Applications for bibs are waitlist only as our team is full. Join our email list to stay up to date on Miles for Miracle events.

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Miles for Miracles

Patient Partners

Current and 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 inspire and motivate them 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 practice volunteers – Inspire the team at a Saturday training run by sharing your story and/or handing out water.
  • Team celebration brunch– Take part in pre-race event on the Saturday prior to the marathon.
  • Marathon day cheering section – Join us on race day to cheer on the Boston Children’s runners as they head towards the finish line.
  • Fundraising prizes – Patient Partners aren’t required to fundraise, but you’ll receive some swag if you do!

Please note: Miles for Miracles alumni runners and Patient Partners must re-apply and be re-selected each year to participate in the team. We’ll do our best to accommodate alumni runners and Patient Partners who would like to be paired up again this year.