DORCHESTER, MASS. — The Martin Richard Foundation, in partnership with the Boston Bruins Foundation, New Balance and DMSE Sports, today announced it will host the fourth annual MR8K. The race will again return to the home of our presenting sponsor, Boston Landing on Saturday, December 4th. Registration is now open at http://mr8k.org/.
In 2019 the Martin Richard Foundation established the MR8K as its signature annual fundraising event, giving more people an opportunity to run for Team MR8. This year we will again join in person, allowing runners to come together, run a special course and join Boston’s team for Boston causes. MR8k will also have a virtual option for runners to join across the globe. All funds raised will benefit the Martin Richard Foundation’s work to support community organizations that advance its values of inclusion, kindness, justice and peace.
“The MR8K is an opportunity to bring the community together, allow Team MR8 to be more accessible to a greater number of people to run for Boston’s team,” said Bill Richard, co-founder of the Martin Richard Foundation and MR8K. “Last year, we had a great virtual event but we can’t wait to welcome participants to Boston Landing for another memorable experience for runners, walkers and para-athletes of all ages and abilities.”
Produced by DMSE Sports, Inc., the 5-mile course will take place at Warrior Ice Arena at Boston Landing. More than 2,000 people participated in 2019 event at Boston landing and the inaugural event at TD Garden, which resulted in a $100,000 donation to McLean Hospital’s LEADER program to support first responders. Registration is $45. The event is open to runners, walkers and para-athletes of all abilities, as well as families with small children.
About DMSE Sports: DMSE Sports is a full-service event-management organization, providing a full range of event and race production, management, and consulting services to support events of all sizes. Dave McGillivray and his team at DMSE Sports are responsible for the technical and logistical aspects of more than 30 races and walks per year. From overseeing organizing committees to working with local officials and handling registration, credentialing, lead vehicles, and course set up, DMSE Sports does it all. The firm has produced more than 1,000 events since opening its doors in 1981, and serves clients throughout the United States.