In 2019 the Martin Richard Foundation established the MR8K as its signature annual fundraising event, giving more people an opportunityThis 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. ’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