Want to Run With Team Speed Of Light?

The Light Foundation is proud to be an official charity partner for the 2018 Boston Marathon to be held on Monday, April 16, 2018. We are currently accepting applications for charity runners and qualified runners who will receive their number through the John Hancock Nonprofit Program to represent the Light Foundation’s “Team Speed of Light” 2018 Boston Marathon Team. 

Application here:  https://charityteamsruns.wufoo.com/forms/r1wxt9in17iohsg/

$7,500 for Charity Runners; $2,000 for Registered/Qualified Runners

$100 Administrative Fee paid upon acceptance; $360 BAA Registration Fee paid directly to BAA in January


  • The person receiving the entry bib must be the sole person who utilizes the number. It may not be transferred, sold or auctioned to another person. 
  • The runner must abide by all rules and regulations regarding the BAA Boston Marathon.
  • When selection to Team Speed of Light has been finalized, valid credit card information will be collected from all participating runners. In the event that the runner does not meet the fundraising requirement, The Light Foundation reserves the right to charge the credit card. 
  • The runner must agree to wear the Team Speed of Light running shirt while participating in the Marathon.


  • All Charity runners will receive an official bib into the 2018 Boston Marathon 
  • This program is managed by CharityTeams.com which provides runners with the guidance and encouragement to successfully meet the goals of both running and fundraising.
  • All runners will have a personalized online fundraising page and receive fundraising support from the Light Foundation and CharityTeams. 
  • Opportunity to participate in organized weekly group runs on the Boston Marathon® course complete with aid station support
  • Opportunity to participate in Tuesday night hill work outs and speed workouts 
  • CharityTeams weekly communications and monthly meetings with guest speakers
  • Full and personalized 20-week training plan for every level of running by RRCA certified coaches 
  • Swag – lots of gear to wear before, during and after running.
  • Incentive prizes for fundraising 
  • Discounts on running gear at Under Armour Brand House during long runs
  • Fun social events and friendship 
  • An opportunity to participate in the CharityTeams Superhero 17 Run on Feb. 24, 2018, and the CharityTeams Hop21 Runs on March 24, 2018.
  • An opportunity to attend the 2018 sold out Boston TEAm Party kicking off on Friday, April 13th, 2018  
  • An opportunity to attend the CharityTeams OOT (Out of Towners) Brunch
  • Private luxury coach bus to the starting line 
  • A positive team experience and memorable journey of running The 2018 Boston Marathon


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If you have questions please contact:

CharityTeams@CharityTeams.comcastbiz.net or

Call CharityTeams – Susan Hurley at 978-852-7891.


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Speed of Light Boston 2017 on Crowdrise

Congratulations to Team Speed of Light

for Finishing The Boston Marathon

On Monday, April 17, 2017, 10 motivated and hard working runners laced up their shoes to take on the 121st Boston Marathon as Team Speed of Light. Together, these 10 runners raised over $110,000 for The Light Foundation.

Team Speed of Light was represented by Megan M., John B., Lauren M., Tom M., Peter B., Catherine M., Joanne W., Julia O., Stefanie B., and Nathan K. We are so proud and so thankful for these individuals. GREAT JOB TEAM!

In addition to our runners and supporters, thank you to 12 Points Wealth and Energi for outfitting our runners with matching singlets for the event.



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