#TeamNECC is our hashtag for runners who participate in running events, such as 5Ks and marathons, to support autism education and research at NECC. NECC applies to receive charity bibs from two top running events in the Boston area each year. We then offer the bibs to individuals who are dedicated to running and fundraising on behalf of NECC.

To learn more about eligibility and registration, contact Kim Ruscitti.

Boston Marathon

Since 2007, Team NECC has been fortunate to participate in the historic Boston Marathon. In the last 15 years, our runners have raised nearly $1 million through the Boston Athletic Association’s (B.A.A.) non-profit program, now under the sponsorship of Bank of America. Last year, our 127th Boston Marathon runners raised more than $52,000 for NECC!

Team NECC will once again have the opportunity to bring runners to the 128th Boston Marathon presented by Bank of America on April 15, 2024 through the Bank of America Boston Marathon Charity Program.

Runners are required to raise a minimum of $10,000 and must pay the $375 B.A.A. entry fee.

Our goal is to provide a memorable and supportive experience for all Team NECC runners. NECC provides the following for all accepted runners:

  • Charity bib fee
  • Professional coaching through the Marathon Coalition
  • Personal fundraising webpage (through GivenGain)
  • Comprehensive fundraising support
  • Team NECC singlet
  • Runner gift/swag

Applications for the 2024 Boston Marathon are now closed.

Meet our 2024 Boston Marathon Team:

David Baker, NECC Friend

Michael Boisvert, NECC Friend

Jeff Desloge, NECC Friend

Helen Hedman, NECC Staff

Oliver Ferrari, NECC Friend

Anne Normand, NECC Friend

Pat Story, NECC Staff

Tobey Stohr, NECC Friend

Alexander Torres, NECC Friend

Elizabeth Tso, NECC sibling


Falmouth Road Race

The Falmouth Road Race is an annual 7.0-mile road race on Cape Cod from Woods Hole, a village in the town of Falmouth, Massachusetts, to Falmouth Heights. NECC has received 18 bibs for the 2024 Asics Falmouth Road Race as part of the Numbers for Nonprofits Program, which will take place on Sunday, August 18, 2024. Those who join #TeamNECC commit to raising a minimum of $1,200 for NECC’s Annual Fund.

Thank you to our 51st Falmouth Road Race Team NECC runners who raised a record $38,000 in 2023!

Applications for the 2024 Falmouth Road Race are NOW OPEN. If you are interested in applying to run the Falmouth Road Race for Team NECC, please contact Kim Ruscitti at [email protected]