After such a successful inaugural race, we are excited to announce the 2nd Annual Fenway Park Marathon! It will be held on Friday, August 24, 2018 (one of only a few open dates at Fenway Park
), and will start at 5:00 pm EST with a 6-hour cut-off time.
The race will be managed by DMSE Sports
and will benefit the Red Sox Foundation
, which is the official team charity of the Boston Red Sox. The Red Sox Foundation harnesses the passion of Red Sox Nation to make a difference in the lives of children, veterans, families, and communities throughout New England by improving their health, educational and recreational opportunities.
Because of space constraints, the maximum number of runners will be 75. Although there is no entry fee, there is a Red Sox Foundation fundraising requirement minimum of $5,000 for each participant. We're still working out the details on the website, but it'll be up shortly with instructions to apply!
Each runner will run 113 laps—counted electronically—along the warning track of the oldest ballpark in America. Runners will begin in front of the visitor's dugout along the 3rd base line, and will finish in front of the home team's dugout along the 1st base side—from dugout to dugout! Spectators will be allowed into the park to watch the race. All participants will receive a unique race shirt and one-of-a-kind finisher’s medal… not to mention bragging rights as one of the few runners to ever run a marathon totally within a pro sports stadium!