2021 Boston Marathon®

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Join us for the 2021 Boston Marathon®

The 2021 Boston Marathon will be held on Monday, October 11. We are excited to be an official partner of the John Hancock Non-Profit program!

Team Speed if Light is currently recruiting charity runners, those who received entries through qualification or outside invitations for the in-person race, as well as virtual runners for the 2021 Boston Marathon. All fundraising by TSOL runners directly supports the Light Foundation’s mission. 

You can be part of our Team Speed of Light in two ways:

IN-PERSON EVENT – On Monday, October 11, 2021 (limited spots available). Fundraising commitment: $10,000. Registered qualified runners with their own bib are also encouraged to join our team.

VIRTUAL EVENT – Anytime between October 8-10, 2021. Fundraising commitment $500. All virtual runners must complete the virtual marathon within a 24-hour time period. Read more CLICK HERE.

All Team Speed of Light Boston Marathon members (in-person/virtual) will receive:

  • Invitation to attend TSOL Marathon events – TBD
  • Personalized fundraising page
  • Fundraising support and guidance
  • Access to an experienced Boston Marathon running coach and community (CharityTeams)
  • Training plans
  • Organized weekly group long runs on the Boston Marathon course
  • Weekly correspondence with nutrition advice, injury prevention, and training tips, and tricks
  • Access to a community of Boston Marathon veterans

In-person marathon athletes receive all of the above, plus:

  • Ability to run the in-person Boston Marathon race on Monday, October 11
  • Assistance with Marathon weekend logistics
  • TSOL Race singlet
  • Additional Light Foundation Swag

Please note: BAA Covid Guidelines for the race continue to evolve. The Light Foundation will observe all the health and safety regulations and protocols set forth by the race directors and the commonwealth of Massachusetts. Here is the latest as of March 29, 2021.

  • Participants in the in-person 2021 Boston Marathon will have the opportunity to purchase registration insurance; additional details will be shared prior to registration in April.
  • Registration insurance will not be offered to the VIRTUAL 125th Boston Marathon. 
  • Participants in the in-person race may be expected to produce up to two negative COVID-19 tests prior to Monday, October 11, regardless of vaccination status. 
  • Official entrants will receive more information in the coming months on testing timelines and requirements.
  • All participants are expected to follow federal and state travel guidelines, including any and all pre-travel testing requirements and quarantine requirements that are in place at the time of the 125th Boston Marathon.
  • The B.A.A. will continue to follow the science and all developments related to COVID-19 and will modify the event plan as necessary.


Team Speed of Light ladies pose for picture
Matt Light with Team Speed of Light Runner at Boston Marathon

Want to join Team Speed of Light?

You can join us in person on Monday, October 11th, or anytime virtually between October 8 – October 10, 2021! Click below to apply now! 

Get In Touch

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Greenville, OH 45331
(937) 316-6352

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