Virtual Boston Marathon raises more than $32M for charity

BOSTON (AP) –  Boston Marathon runners raised $32.1 million for charity in the virtual edition of this year’s race, pushing the event’s fundraising total since 1989 to more than $400 million.

Marathon organizers said Thursday the money will go to 242 different nonprofits through the charity programs of the Boston Athletic Association and the race’s top sponsor, John Hancock.

Last year’s race raised a record $38.7 million for charities. Organizers expected to surpass that before the marathon was shifted to a virtual event because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

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