Team With A Vision

  • 3 Team With A Vision runners smiling at the Boston Marathon finish

1111Team With A Vision 127th Boston Marathon® 

Team With A Vision 30th anniversary logo

MABVI’s Team With A Vision is proud and honored to be a part of the Boston Athletic Association’s Official Charity Program for the 127th Boston Marathon® on April 17, 2023

Applications for this year’s Marathon have closed.

By joining our team, you will be part of a deep history of running and inclusion.  All funds raised support the Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired’s statewide vision rehabilitation services, low vision support groups, access technology training, and 400+ volunteers matched 1:1 with blind or visually impaired individuals.

Our international team of blind and sighted runners race to raise awareness and spread the word that with the right support, anything is possible!  Our teams’ efforts allow the Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired to deliver professional, peer, and volunteer support to over 1,100 individuals each year, giving them the support they need to live with dignity and independence. All funds raised support MABVI’s statewide vision rehabilitation services, including 34 low-vision support groups, Assistive Technology and Training Centers, and 400 volunteers matched 1:1 with blind individuals.

Do you want more information about Team With A Vision? Contact us here.

Check out Team With A Vision’s 2022 media coverage.

Interested in becoming a sponsor for the 30th Anniversary of Team With A Vision? Email Adrien Berlin at aberlin@mabcommunity.org

Sponsorship package details here: Team With A Vision 2023 – 30th Anniversary Sponsorship Packet


Logos for Team With A Vision and the BAATeam With A Vision has been raising visibility and critical funds for the Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired for 30 years. Our international team of runners is Boston Qualified athletes in the Para Athletic Division, the Adaptive Programs, and charity runners. Add meaning to your miles by joining our team and being a part of a deep history of running and inclusion. All funds raised support MABVI’s statewide network of vision rehabilitation services, low vision support groups, access technology training, and 400+ volunteers matched 1:1 with blind or visually impaired individuals.

Icon of runner: STARTED IN 1993 WITH 19 RUNNERS Icon of $ sign: $3+ MILLION HAS BEEN RAISED TO SUPPORT INDIVIDUALS LIVING WITH VISION LOSS AND BLINDNESS Icon of sneaker: 80+ RUNNERS PARTICIPATED IN 2020 Only 1 Team running to raise funds for the blind and visually impaired

Sign at the start of the marathon "It all starts here"

About the Boston Marathon race course: Runner, Jesse Arnold leaping for joy at the finish line
The historic Boston Marathon course starts in picturesque Hopkinton and travels through eight towns and cities to the grand finale in Boston’s Copley Square.

 

 


TEAM WITH A VISION CHARITY RUNNERS RECEIVE

  • Guaranteed in-person Boston Marathon race entry
  • Personalized training program including coaching by Furey 26.2
  • Personalized fundraising page and staff support
  • Events and receptions
  • Race day amenities
  • Branded team apparel, including team singlet
  • Bragging rights that you have finished Boston while creating a better community for those living with vision loss and blindness.

Fees & Fundraising Requirements:

  • $50 non-refundable application fee (This fee helps fund a scholarship that supports a blind athlete running Boston for the 1st time)
  • $100 will be charged to your credit card, verifying your acceptance. The deposit of $100 will be applied towards your fundraising minimum and holds a Boston Marathon entry number in your name. (If you are selected for the team)
  • $10,000 fundraising commitment
  • The B.A.A. registration entry fee for the event is $375 to be paid by the runner

2023 Boston Marathon Health Policies:

Entrants will comply with all protocols and procedures related to COVID-19 mitigation and public health for the 2023 Boston Marathon, including, but not limited to, potential proof of negative testing, potential proof of vaccination, and wearing a face mask in designated areas.  Participants assume all risks incidental to and associated with attendance and participation in the Boston Marathon, including the risk of contracting COVID-19.
Entrants must provide proof of vaccination before participating in the April 17, 2023 race.  To be considered fully vaccinated, entrants must have completed a vaccination series of a World Health Organization-certified vaccine prior to bib number pick-up (Friday, April 14, 2023). Any registered participant who cannot provide proof of vaccination will not be allowed to participate in the race. Entries will not be deferred, refunded, or transferred to a future race. Requests for a medical exemption will be reviewed individually.

 

Two men with team with a vision jerseys crossing finish line of boston marathon . Man on left swears bib that says Guide man on right has arms extended up with victory

The Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (MABVI), is committed to supporting individuals living with vision loss and blindness and is the oldest social service organization serving adults and seniors. We teach strategies for accomplishing all the activities you may have previously relied on vision. There is no one right way to live with vision loss. Our goal is to help you find ways that work for you and to provide you with the support you need. Over 1,400 residents in Massachusetts use one of our services while over 400 volunteers offer support in reading, shopping, running, and walking.


 

Check out some of the media coverage from 2019.

 


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