John Hancock ending sponsorship of the Boston Marathon

John Hancock has announced that they are ending their partnership with another Boston sports organization.
Published: Sep. 7, 2022 at 2:03 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 7, 2022 at 4:45 PM EDT
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BOSTON (WGGB/WSHM) - John Hancock has announced that they are ending their partnership with another Boston sports organization.

The company said Wednesday that “after careful review,” they decided not to renew their sponsorship contract with the Boston Athletic Association, which organizes the Boston Marathon, when it expires after the 2023 race.

“We are honored to have served as a steward for this historic race and thank the B.A.A. for their continued partnership over the years,” the company said in a statement, adding that they are looking forward to next year’s event and will work with the B.A.A. “to ensure a smooth transition to its next partner.”

The decision by John Hancock comes after they announced in late July that they would be ending their partnership with the Boston Red Sox, which will result in their iconic sign coming down from center field at the end of this season.