USO is proud to be an official Partner of John Hancock in the Marathon Non-Profit Program. The Non-Profit Program provides over 1000 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 $12M for their causes.

For the first time, Team USO members will run the historic 26.2 miles in support of the USO mission. The USO has been supporting America’s Patriots for over 76 years. On Patriot’s Day, April 16th 2018, Team USO will make their first official Boston Marathon debut as part of the John Hancock Non-Profit Program for the running of the 122nd Boston Marathon.

Be a Force Behind Our Forces℠ by joining or supporting Team USO:

Team USO Benefits:

  • Personal fundraising page and online tools; training and fundraising support from our team, fundraising recognition items.
  • Team singlet and USO branded apparel.
  • Professional photos to support promotional story highlighting each runner; with additional support for personal story creation.
  • Optional private transportation to the start area with team.
  • Special team events.
  • VIP cheering area for family members and supporters along the marathon course.

Much like the Boston Marathon itself, the USO is an American staple. The USO is a beacon of community, patriotism, and unwavering support for our active duty military members. For more than 76 years, the USO has honored and strengthened America’s service members by keeping them connected to the things they have fought to defend: their family, their home and their country.

Funds raised through the Marathon Charity Program will help the USO continue this mission and an honored legacy of support that can only be provided by an organization that is with them at every mile-marker of their military journey: both here at home and around the globe.