Boston Marathon®

Thank you for your interest in joining the 2020 American Liver Foundation’s Marathon Team, which is entering its thirty-second year as part of the Boston Athletic Association’s Boston Marathon® Official Charity Program.

Our Team offers an engaged and enthusiastic Running Council, knowledgeable and experienced training coaches and a supportive ALF New England Division Team to help you accomplish your individual fundraising goals.

Why Do You Run?

Funds raised by the Liver Life Challenge team allow the American Liver Foundation to help to improve the lives of people with liver disease through: advocacy, education, support services and research. Every gift makes a difference.

Join the Team

Liver Life Challenge team members achieve their fitness goals, while creating a better future for 30 million Americans with liver disease.

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Event Name: 124th Boston Marathon®

Event Date: April 20, 2020

Event Start & Finish: Hopkinton to Boston

Route: 26.2 miles

Top Individuals

Applications will be available from September 9th at 10 am through September 16th at 11:59 pm. Please contact Sheri Singer at 617-527-5600 with any questions.

Liver Life Challenge

It’s more than a race, it’s moments that will challenge, inspire and change you! From the moment you become part of our team to the moment you cross the finish line, the Liver Life Challenge provides an unforgettable experience. You’ll achieve your own fitness goals, while fundraising to create a better future for 30 million Americans with liver disease.

The benefits of our program include:

  • Guaranteed race entry: and the exhilaration of crossing the finish line knowing you’ve helped the American Liver Foundation in the fight against liver disease.
  • Training: Whether you’re an experienced runner or have never walked a mile, our experienced coaches and their training program will help you cross the finish line.
  • Fundraising Coaches: Our dedicated staff has helped hundreds of people and is here to help you reach your fundraising goal.
  • Team Gear: All runners will receive an American Liver Foundation branded singlet and hat.

Meet our 2020 National LIVEr Champions, Deb and Keith Tully

Deb and Keith Tully have run over 20 Boston Marathons® beginning in 2007 when Keith ran his first Marathon and Deb soon got the marathon bug.   

Around that same time, as part a routine physical exam, Keith learned that his liver function tests were elevated.  He was diagnosed with Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC), a rare autoimmune liver disease that currently has no cure and will ultimately require a liver transplant for survival.  It wasn’t long after that the Tully family found the American Liver Foundation’s Boston Marathon® Team, which provided an opportunity to raise awareness and funds for liver disease research and advocacy efforts.

The Tully Family, who together have raised more than $465,000, say that the ALF New England Division offers a community like no other full of people who have been touched in some way by liver disease, all focused on finding a cure, breaking the stigma and making a difference to patients and families living with liver disease.