Martin Richard Foundation

Benefiting the Martin Richard Foundation
1452 Dorchester Avenue, 4th Floor
Dorchester, MA 02122

TEAM MR8 is no longer accepting applications for invitational entry into the 2018 Boston Marathon. Officially qualified participants who are already entered in the 2018 Boston Marathon that wish to raise funds for TEAM MR8 may still do so using the contact information above.
Founded in 2014, the Martin W. Richard Charitable Foundation Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation formed by the parents of eight-year-old Martin Richard, who was killed in the bombing at the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013. In the days after his death, a photo of Martin holding a handmade poster that read “No more hurting people. Peace” was shared over the Internet and made many see Martin as a symbol of peace.

The Martin Richard Foundation seeks to honor Martin’s spirit of kindness by inspiring and encouraging young people to be inclusive and engaged community members who are committed to the values of peace, justice, and service.

The Foundation fosters programming that reflects kindness, inclusion and civic minded activities and partners with other non-profit organizations with like missions to build bridges in the community and strengthen relationships through athletics and education.

Registered Qualified and Charity Runners are welcome to apply. Charity applications will be accepted through November until spots are full. Registered Qualified applications will be accepted through January.

All charity runners will receive an official entry into the 2018 Boston Marathon.
  • This program is managed by which provides runners with the guidance and encouragement to successfully meet the goals of both running and fundraising.
  • Full and personalized 20 week training plan for every level of running by RRCA certified coaches.
  • Private bus to the start on race day.
  • A positive team experience and memorable journey of running the 2018 Boston Marathon.
  • Opportunities for Team MR8 runners to stay connected post-race.
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