Team With A Vision

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

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Team With A Vision has been raising visibility and critical funds for the Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired for over 25 years. Our international team of runners are Boston Qualified athletes in the Para Athletic Division, the Adaptive Programs, and charity runners. Add meaning to your miles by joining our team and be 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 individuals who are blind or visually impaired.

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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 race entry
  • Special recognition for top fundraisers
  • A personalized training program which includes weekend training runs with other nonprofit organizations including water stops and snacks
  • Team coach and physical therapist to prepare you for race day
  • Race day amenities include private coach bus to Hopkinton and staging area near start line with breakfast and bathrooms
  • Branded team apparel including a race day singlet, team jacket, and other swag
  • Fundraising assistance including a personal fundraising web page, tips, event ideas, and helpful hints – your success is our success.
  • Kickoff party in the fall at the home of Boston University Dean of Students.
  • Team meetings and socials where runners can mingle while connecting to our mission.
  • Team pasta dinner and awards ceremony with other charity runners and runners qualified in the para athletic divisions and adaptive programs for the visually impaired
  • Post-race celebration for runners and their families including shower facilities, changing areas, and dinner
  • Bragging rights that you have finished Boston while creating a better community for those living with vision loss and blindness.

FEES AND FUNDRAISING REQUIREMENTSTwo 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

  • $45 non-refundable application fee
  • $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 race entry fee amount will be set by the B.A.A.
  • ’21 requirements to be announced

 

 

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 doing all the activities you may have previously relied on vision to accomplish. 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.

 


Team With A Vision Sponsors 

 

Titanium Partners

IHealthy Vision AssociationI


Platinum Partners

 

 


 

Gold Partner

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Silver Partner

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Bronze Partner

Concord Lions Club


Brookline Pole Banner Sponsors

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Team With A Vision Partners

 


Questions and Contact Information

Are you a blind or visually impaired runner interested in joining Team With A Vision? Contact Chaz Davis at cdavis@mabcommunity.org or at 617- 732-0279.

Have general questions about Team With A Vision? or want to run on next year’s Charity Team? Contact Paige Provost at pprovost@mabcommunity.org or at 617-972-9100

Team With A Vision takes part in other races.  Check out our Upcoming Events!

Check out some of the media coverage from 2019.

 


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