TEAM ESPLANADE & the 2020 Boston Marathon

The Esplanade is the premiere running trail in Greater Boston. Each winter and spring, the excitement builds for the Boston Marathon runners who turn to the Esplanade’s riverfront pathways and footbridges as the setting for their training runs.

This year, 15 runners have the opportunity to support this beloved training route by running the 124th Boston Marathon on Sept 14, 2020 as part of the Esplanade Association’s Official Charity Team, TEAM ESPLANADE, for the Boston Marathon!

We hope you will consider supporting their training and fundraising efforts by clicking the button below.

TEAM ESPLANADE runners support:

The Esplanade Association ( is a privately-funded nonprofit organization whose work to revitalize, enhance, program, and maintain the park includes:

  • HORTICULTURE: Caring for a lush canopy of trees, maintaining beautiful gardens, and leading 2,000 volunteers a year who help care for the park
  • ARTS & CULTURE: Commissioning public art, including three new murals in 2019, and showcasing local musical acts on the Hatch Shell Stage
  • HEALTH & FITNESS: Hosting seasonal 5Ks and dozens of free fitness classes, jointly caring for the Teddy Ebersol’s Red Sox Fields, and partnering to launch the B.A.A. & Esplanade Association Morning Run Club
  • CHILDREN & FAMILIES: Building & maintaining two Esplanade playgrounds, hosting free field days for local summer camps, and hosting family-friendly events, tours, and scavenger hunts
  • PARK ENHANCEMENTS: Installing new welcome signs with mileage maps, rehabbing historic monuments and park elements, and partnering to bring the popular Owl’s Nest beer garden to the park (a great place for a post-run refreshment!)
    Banner photo by Brent Doscher. Marathon photos by Sebastian Gonzalez Quintero