Running for Team Lingzi as a Charity runner is so much FUN!
You will receive:

An Official Entry into the 2019 Boston Marathon® onApril 15, 2019
(Runner must pay their own entry fee of $365 due January 2019)

A race singlet so you can proudly represent our team!

An online fundraising page

A connection to a non-profit who wants to positively impact lives and
the chance to become a champion for our cause.

Professional management by which provides

Enthusiastic and energetic training and fundraising support

20 Weeks of training through CharityTeams by certified RRCA and CPR certified coaches

Personal attention and communication

Fundraising event support and guidance

For out of town runners, CharityTeams offers guidance on hotels, dining, kids activities etc..

VIP access to injury prevention and nutrition specialists in Boston.

Organized weekly runs in downtown Boston from Under Armour Brand House
for all levels and abilities on Saturday mornings

Discounts at Under Armour Brand House during long runs

Organized hill workouts in Newton, MA on Tuesday nights

Participation in the two big CharityTeams long runs on the
Boston Marathon course – The CharityTeams

Superhero17 in February and the CharityTeams HOP21 in March

Access to the 8(th) Annual 2019 CharityTeams Boston TEAm Party in April

Private luxury coach bus to the starting line with your team

A marathon like no other and a journey together that will make you LOVE Boston!

Let’s Go!

TEAM LINGZI 2014 & 2015

It was an incredible honor and privilege to run the Boston Marathon twice to support Lingzi Lu, her family, and the Lingzi Foundation. Although I never met Lingzi, I was grateful to be selected to be a part of the team representing her incredible strength, perseverance, and kind heart and to have the opportunity to increase awareness of the foundation and its mission. Hearing the crowds of supporters all along the marathon route call out Lingzi’s name and words of encouragement as I proudly wore the Team Lingzi shirt was so emotional and inspiring. Only having run one marathon prior to Boston, this was by far one of the most challenging yet most rewarding experiences ever. I will forever cherish the memories and random acts of kindness and compassion before, during, and after the marathon as well as the overwhelming support of family, friends, and strangers. Lingzi’s spirit and her foundation have brought so many people together and I am so happy to see this continue to grow and support initiatives that would have been dear to Lingzi’s heart.


Running the 2018 Boston Marathon as part of #TeamLingzi, and crossing the finish line in Lingzi’s memory, was hands down one of the best experiences of my life. It was an incredible journey being selected for this team- the Foundation offered such wonderful support each step of the way, with both fundraising and training. Having the opportunity to meet Lingzi’s parents and other family members just prior to the marathon, and hearing their kind words and gratitude, filled me with an even stronger drive to run strong and with purpose on race day. It truly was an inspirational experience that has remained with me months after the miles were run!


I have always wanted to run the Boston Marathon and running for the Lingzi Foundation in 2016 was not only the motivation I needed to accomplish my own goal, but it was also a very humbling experience. Running on behalf of such a beautiful, ambitious, young woman was inspiring. Not having known Lingzi before our unfortunate encounter in 2013 there is a bigger connection to her that I cannot completely understand but it is just felt in my heart and soul. As a Boston Police Officer, it is an honor to be a part of an organization that continues Lingzi’s commitment to the City of Boston and affords experiences to Boston’s youth through donations to the Boston Police Athletic League. Her legacy lives on through these opportunities and connects people from across the globe.