Since 2015, Silver Lining Mentoring has been fortunate to participate in John Hancock’s Marathon Non-Profit Program. We are pleased to announce that we have received four bibs for runners to represent Silver Lining Mentoring in the 2021 Boston Marathon!

Taking place on Monday, October 11, the Boston Marathon is the world’s oldest running marathon (pun intended!). If you’re interested in running this race while supporting Silver Lining Mentoring, apply for a bib today!

If selected, participants agree to raise $7,500 for Silver Lining Mentoring to secure entry into the race and support our mission. In return, you’ll receive Silver Lining Mentoring’s utmost gratitude and:

  • Guaranteed race entry
  • Customized fundraising page
  • Fundraising tips and opportunities
  • Professional coaching opportunities and weekly training runs

To run for SLM, please complete our Boston Marathon 2021 fillable application and pay the application fee here. (Completing the form does not guarantee a spot in the Boston Marathon.) Please direct your questions to Betsy Noecker, SLM Volunteer and Development Assistant, at

We will select four runners and will announce our passionate and dedicated team this summer! Find updates and donate here to support our runners!

Note: For the safety of all participants during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Boston Athletic Association has postponed the Boston Marathon until October 11th, 2021. Additional precautions will be taken during the race to ensure the safety of all participants. Silver Lining Mentoring is carefully monitoring the situation alongside John Hancock and the Boston Athletic Association.

On your mark, get set… APPLY!
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Silver Lining Mentoring thanks John Hancock Boston Marathon Non-Profit Program for our four bibs! Silver Lining Mentoring is proud to be an official Partner of John Hancock in the Marathon Non-Profit Program. The Non-Profit Program provides over 1,000 Boston Marathon® bibs to select non-profit organizations throughout the community, which provides organizations with a significant fundraising opportunity. Last year, John Hancock Non-Profit Runners raised over $10M for their causes.