The New England Aquarium is a global leader in ocean exploration and marine conservation, and is the only Boston-based cultural institution with a mission focused primarily on the environment. We are redefining what it means to be an aquarium, combining education, entertainment and action to address the most challenging problems facing the oceans.



Why support the New England Aquarium?

Our hands-on, interactive traveling exhibits reach 45,000 children in diverse, underserved communities throughout the region every year. Funds raised through the Aquarium’s team running the Boston Marathon® will be used to support these outreach programs, inspiring respect and fascination for marine life and sharing ways students can make a difference for our blue planet. The programs also encourage young people to get out and be active in the natural world.

Support the New England Aquarium Marathon Team

Learn more about the runners and support their fundraising efforts. Click on their picture or name be directed to their fundraising page.

Chris Bauernfeind

Joseph Dante Raffetto

Carol Bond

Jeff Sakowicz

Kay Pon-Brown
John Brown

Luke Thompson

Jackie Culp

Ralph G. Turingan

Danielle Foley

Kim Usseglio

Lauren Mack

Keegan Willette

Rachel Pettis

Jenna Winer

Meg Rabinowitz

Lee Winer


Click here to support the marathon team as a whole. Through your generosity, Aquarium educators will inspire young children to learn about and protect the world’s oceans.


About the Boston Marathon®

The 119th Boston Marathon® will be held on Monday, April 20, 2015. One of the world's most prestigious foot races, the Boston Marathon threads its way through Massachusetts from Hopkinton toward Copley Square in Boston. Committing to run for the New England Aquarium is not only a personal challenge to complete the 26.2-mile course, it is a commitment to educate the next generation of ocean stewards.

How to apply

Applications are now closed. Thank you for your interest!