BOSTON (CBS) – Boston Marathon charity runners set a new record for fundraising in this year’s race.
They raised $38.7 million for charity in 2019, breaking the old record of $38.4 million, which was set back in 2014, according to race sponsor John Hancock.READ MORE: Anyone Age 12 And Up Now Eligible For COVID Vaccines In Massachusetts
The amount is even more impressive when you consider there were 30,000 runners in this year’s race, compared to 36,000 in 2014.READ MORE: It Happens Here: Former Kingston Oyster Farmer Pivots To Fashion With 'The Oyster Bag'
“We are immensely proud to be associated with the athletes and organizations participating in our charity programs. Each dollar raised through these athletes will have a profound impact on our communities,” B.A.A. CEO Tom Grilk said in a statement Tuesday.MORE NEWS: Coronavirus In Massachusetts: Today's Developments
Boston Marathon runners raised money for 297 non-profit organizations in 2019.