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2022 Boston Marathon runners: Here’s how to share your story on

We want to know what's motivating you across the finish line.

Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff
Workers prepared the starting line for the 125th running of the Boston Marathon on Oct. 11.

The 126th Boston Marathon is just around the corner, and if you’re one of the 30,000 runners who’ll be completing the iconic race on April 18, we want to focus on what’s inspiring you to take on this running feat. 

After the pandemic pushed the marathon back to October of last year, the race is back to its usual Patriots’ Day timing for the first time in three years. This year’s field is closer to usual numbers and boasts the fastest and most decorated men’s and women’s fields in marathon history.

In the lead-up to previous marathons, we’ve heard inspiring stories from runners who took on the 26.2-mile trek from Hopkinton to Boston to raise money for worthy causes like cancer research, Alzheimer’s treatment, and more. Readers told us about the work they were putting into fulfilling lifelong dreams to cross the finish line and how they’d beat the odds to qualify for the race. 


We want to hear what’s motivating you to run the 126th Boston Marathon for our “Why I’m Running” series. Fill out the form below or email us at [email protected] to let us know why you’re running the 2022 Boston Marathon in 300 words. Send a picture of yourself and the cause you’re running for, and we’ll publish your story, and share it on our social media accounts.