Record $38.4M raised for charities


Participants running for charities in this year’s Boston Marathon raised a record $38.4 million, the Boston Athletic Association announced Tuesday, an amount that nearly doubles the $20 million netted in 2013.

More than 300 non-profit organizations benefited from the record proceeds, the majority of which was raised by runners who gained entry into the race with charity bibs. Many qualified runners and deferred runners who did not finish the 2013 race due to the bombings also raised money.

April’s 118th Boston Marathon featured an expanded field of 36,000 runners in its first running since the event was marred by bombings in 2013.