Our incredible Team MDSC Boston Marathon runners (left) have been hard at work training throughout the winter to be ready to run the 26.2 miles from Hopkinton to Copley Square on April 18.

We can’t thank these dedicated troopers enough. Each is supporting their own loved one(s) with Down syndrome for their own special reasons.

As we gear up for the final stretch of training, please join us in thanking them for their efforts. They are:

Keith Dubois
Taiese Hickman
Andrew Chrest
Bruno Boulanger
Alberto Garcia
Bridget Coffey
Edward Cordeiro

MDSC is a proud official charity of the John Hancock™ Non-Profit Marathon Program. Through this program, dozens of dedicated individuals have had the opportunity to fulfill their personal dream and run the Boston marathon in honor of people with Down syndrome. The Non-Profit Program provides over 1000 Boston Marathon® bibs to select non-profit organizations throughout the community, which provides organizations with a significant fundraising opportunity.


Join our Cheering Section

Come help us welcome 2nd time Boston Marathoner Chris Nikic (see more below) and push our Team MDSC Boston Marathon runners to reach the finish line on Marathon Monday, April 18th!

The MDSC Cheering Section is at the Mile 18 check point on Heartbreak Hill on Commonwealth Avenue opposite Braeburn Country Club in West Newton, where there is a nice grassy area.

We encourage you to take advantage of Public Transportation. Our cheering section is a 15 minute walk from the Woodland Station stop on the Green Line’s ‘D’ Train.

There will be snacks, noise makers, and other items to keep the runners motivated. We encourage spectators to bring blankets and a picnic lunch to enjoy with your friends!

If you and your families are planning to attend to cheer on our runners, please email race@mdsc.org.

We hope to see you there.


Ironman Chris Nikic to run Boston Marathon for 2nd time, sporting bib #321

MDSC 2021 Annual Conference Keynote Speaker, Chris Nikic, the first person with Down syndrome to complete an Ironman Race will be running the Boston Marathon for the second time this Patriot’s Day.

Chris will be sporting Bib No. 321 to celebrate our community, and the Boston Marathon has agreed to dedicate No. 321 to a neurodiverse runner ever year going forward!

Join us as we celebrate Chris’ accomplishment and cheer him on!