Golf Fights Cancer Golf Marathon

Join the Team!

Thursday, June 6 and Friday, June 7, 2024

A unique fundraising event that combines a love of golf and the desire to give back. Golfers of all levels play 100 holes to support DetecTogether programs and other cancer-related organizations. 

You do not have to play the holes in order, and we have lots of tips to share that will help you easily fit in 100 holes in a day.  

Registration is free. Sign up and join us at Juniper Hill Golf Course in Northborough, MA.

  • Visit the 2024 GFC Million Dollar Marathon page (Classy – GFC Million Dollar Golf Marathon) and click the ‘Register to Play’ button.
  • If you played in 2023, you already have a login and can have your password emailed to you.
  • Next, most participants will choose ‘As an Individual’ to register. Only choose ‘As a Team’ if instructed to by your beneficiary organization’s event lead.
  • You will then hit the plus button and click the green box to ‘Reserve Your Spot’ on your preferred day to play — either Thursday 6/6 or Friday 6/7.
  • Enter your information to complete the registration form. Make sure you answer the question, “How did you hear about the Golf Marathon?” – choosing DetecTogether’s name from the dropdown menu.
  • Next, click ‘Add donation to page’ to give a gift to the event to ‘Check Out.’ Once you enter the amount and credit card information, press the green ‘Purchase’ button. (You will be emailed an acknowledgement of your gift that you can use for tax purposes.)
  • Once submitted, check your email to ‘Claim Your Page.’ Follow the link in this confirmation to open your fundraising page.

If you have questions or need assistance, email Susan Marshall.

  • Now it is time to customize your page! Go to the top right ‘Go To’ button next to your profile, picture and click on Fundraising page.
  • Click on ‘Manage’ on the top right.
  • First, add a photo to your page. It is proven that adding a photo gives the fundraiser better results. Click ‘upload’ to browse and get a new photo from your computer/phone. Insert and crop the photo if necessary. Make sure to save changes!
  • Next, when back at the Details page, set a new URL to personalize your fundraising page. (This will give you the ability to text the URL much easier on social sites and via text.) Pick a new name for your URL ( ensure that this has worked, copy and paste the URL into a new page to make sure it responds to the change.
  • Now set your new goal. The minimum amount to raise for this event is $3,000 for individual participants, $1,500 for junior participants (25 years or younger), and $1,000 for virtual participants, but we welcome and encourage attendees to strive to raise as much as they can. Enter your new amount and hit save.
  • On the details page, you can also update the header name and page headline if you would like.
  • With these updates complete, now hit the next tab titled ‘Story’. This is where you will personalize why you are participating in the GFC Million Dollar Golf Marathon. You can add videos, photos, and text to let your donors know why this cause is so important to you. Make sure you note in your story that “100% of donations made to my fundraising efforts will be distributed to DetecTogether.” Once you work on the page and perfect it, click save.

If you have questions or need assistance, email Susan Marshall.

  • 6:30 AM Registration & continental breakfast will be provided for golfers and cart drivers. Any offline gifts (cash, checks, and matching gift forms) may be submitted to our team at this time. Here, you’ll pick up your official score card and registration gifts.
  • 7:00 AM Welcome, rules, and group photo
  • 7:15 AM Shotgun start. Each golfer will have an assigned golf cart and starting hole. This is to help with initial distribution of players over 18 holes. After your first hole, you may scatter as you please. Holes are not necessarily played in sequence. You might find a three-hole circuit to play for a series of rotations and then wander off to another hole.
  • You’ll have the option to play two golf balls per hole with preferred lies and count both towards your tally. Putts “inside the leather” are gimmies.
  • Note about the official scorecard: It contains over 100 boxes. There’s no need to keep track of which hole you’ve played. Instead, you’ll write a -1 for a birdie, 0 for a par, +1 for bogey and so on. Pick up once you’ve achieved a double bogey. After you’ve filled in the 100th box, you’re done!
  • 11:30 AM Mandatory group lunch with speaking program and prizes at the clubhouse
  • 12:30 PM Play resumes
  • 5:00 PM Golf concludes, dinner

You will play a lot of golf at the event! Make sure that comfort is your first priority. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing. Some players wear sneakers for most of the day. A change of shoes and socks is strongly recommended. You should also consider bringing sun block, bug spray, lip balm, powder, a towel, Advil, Tylenol, an extra glove, medical tape, etc. to help ensure your comfort. We will have basic first aid resources available. Shower facilities are also available.

On Course Food & Beverage: All meals, snacks, beer, wine, spirits, and soft drinks will be provided.

Course Courtesy: Players should respect the golf course by not driving close to greens or tees and replace all divots, fix ball markers, rake traps, etc. Please respect any signage to stay on cart paths.

Player Courtesy: We plan to have 60 players on the course. All are reminded that we need not speed at the beginning of the day. There’s plenty of time to complete 100 or more holes. Believe it or not, each round of 18 holes will only take about 1-1 ½ hours. Pacing yourself from start to finish will help you reach your goal.

You will play “golf ready” throughout the day, but please be aware of players around you. Please do not hit into golfers ahead of you without ensuring their safety first. We discourage searching for lost balls. You’ll be amazed at how well you’ll play when you skip the practice swing!

Fundraising Toolkit

To make your fundraising efforts easier, we’ve put together a toolkit of sample messages, videos, and social media posts for you to use.

Check Out the Fun from Our Past Events

2022: read the EVENT RECAP
2021: view the PHOTO GALLERY and read the EVENT RECAP

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