Martin Richard Foundation Announces 4th MR8K


Saturday, December 4th at Boston Landing - Join Boston’s Team and Run for Boston; Registration Now Open at

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

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 the Martin Richard Foundation Since 2014, the Martin Richard Foundation has worked to advance the values of sportsmanship, inclusion, justice and peace by investing in programs that encourage young people to engage as community leaders. Rooted in unity and gratitude, the Foundation puts these values into action by encouraging young people to learn, grow and lead through volunteerism and community service. By inspiring young people to work for inclusion, and embrace diversity in their local communities, the Foundation aims to influence future generations to build bridges of cultural understanding and deepen community and neighborhood connections.

About the Boston Bruins Foundation The Boston Bruins Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that assists charitable organizations that demonstrate a commitment to enhancing the quality of life for children and their families throughout New England. We focus on organizations that are concentrated on academics, athletics, community outreach, and health and wellness. The Foundation believes that these pillars will create a strong support system that will ultimately lead to the betterment of our community.

About New Balance Athletics New Balance, headquartered in Boston, MA has the following mission: Demonstrating responsible leadership, we build global brands that athletes are proud to wear, associates are proud to create and communities are proud to host. Manufactured in the U.S. for more than 75 years and representing a limited portion of our U.S. sales, New Balance Made U.S. is a premium collection that contains a domestic value of 70% or greater. New Balance owns five factories in New England and one in Flimby, U.K. New Balance employs more than 8,000 associates around the globe, and in 2019 reported worldwide sales of $4 billion. To learn more about New Balance, please visit

About Boston Landing Boston Landing is a mixed-use development encompassing approximately 15 acres of land along the Massachusetts Turnpike in Boston's Brighton neighborhood.  Located along Guest Street, the property is a former industrial area that once served as the region's largest stockyard. The revitalization of this development has transformed this area into a vibrant 21st century destination for like-minded companies, with a focus on work/life balance. Boston Landing's vision has been to create a state-of-the-art development that complements the existing neighborhood fabric through the creation of new office space, retail stores, restaurants, and sports-related uses. Boston Landing is currently home to the New Balance World Headquarters, the Boston Bruins Practice and Training Facility, The Celtics Practice and Training Facility located at the Auerbach Center and companies such as Bose, Roche Diagnostics, Proteostasis and SmartLabs. NB Development Group has begun construction on the TRACK at new balance featuring a 200-meter hydraulically banked track, multi-sport courts, facilities for training and special events and ground floor retail. In addition to the athletic facilities, the TRACK at new balance will be anchored by a live music entertainment venue operated by The Bowery Presents.

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.