Boston Marathon


Our 2017 Boston Marathon Team!

Click on their names to find out more about our amazing Team LZF!

Christina Caturano Ryan

Jennifer Clark


Pamela Sargent

Pam Sargent

Renee Seman



There is only one Boston, only one Boston Marathon and only one Team LZF! The Lenny Zakim Fund is thrilled to announce that John Hancock, the Boston Marathon's principal sponsor, has awarded 5 bibs to LZF for the 2017 Boston Marathon.  

About The Lenny Zakim Fund
The Lenny Zakim Fund combines the gifts of generous individuals, foundations and corporations to support effective, small organizations that are making a big impact in our communities. The LZF goes beyond giving by providing grants, training, pro-bono legal assistance and other resources to the grassroots programs that it supports.
Who can apply?
  • We are accepting applications now for our five bibs.
  • You don't need to be qualified to run for The Lenny Zakim Fund
  • Qualified runners who don't have the bib who would like one and to get seeded.
  • Qualified runners who already have a number are also encouraged to run for the LZF; the minimum fund raising goal if you already have a bib is negotiable.
  • Selected runners commit to raise funds for The LZF
  • Each runner pays for his/her own training costs (shoes, gear, etc.) and the entry fee to the B.A.A.

How do I train?
Each Team LZF member has the opportunity to join Dreamfar High School Marathon
's innovative and holistic marathon training program. Through this program, you will have access to:
  • A personalized marathon training plan
  • Food and dietary advice
  • Physical Therapy clinics
  • A community of runners who are working toward the same goal as you!
  • A once in a lifetime experience running with highly motivated high schoolers!
How much money do I have to raise?
  • Each selected runner commits to raising a minimum of $7,500 for The Lenny Zakim Fund.
How do I raise funds for the LZF? Will I have help?
John Hancock and The Lenny Zakim Fund have teamed up to provide great supports for our runners.
  • You can enlist your friends, colleagues, co-workers, your company's matching funds program and your network to help you reach your goal.
  • Get sponsors! Sponsorship is a fast, and easy way to get larger sums of money toward your fundraising goal!
  • Have a party! Create your own mini auction and use the proceeds to fund your run! 
  • Each runner will have a donation page, supplied by John Hancock through crowdrise.comCrowdrise offers innovative e-mails and promotions with prizes so that you can further motivate your donors!
  • Use LZF's staff expertise! With our help, you can craft meaningful messages and be more confident in your outreach! 

How do I apply?
  • Click this link to access the application.
  • Applications due on December 21st 
  • Selected runners will be notified at the end of December
For more information: Jeannette, or 617-406-5935



Team LZF members raise $7,500 individually to support Lenny Zakim Fund. Each team member additionally has the opportunity to train with our grantee- Dreamfar High School Marathon. This innovative and holistic marathon training program offers access to clinics, advice, planning and the chance to run with highly motivated high schoolers! 


The Lenny Zakim Fund is honored to be part of John Hancock's Nonprofit Marathon Program which allows us to send runners to the Boston Marathon. 


Interested in running the Boston Marathon through Team Lenny Zakim Fund in the future? Fill out the form here!

Past runners:

Brad Henicke


Emily Henson

Pam Sargent

Ashley Wheeler

Mark Higgins, 2015

Sa'adiyah Masoud, 2015

Meghan McIver & Nathan Semiao, 2014