The MR8K was established as an honor run in partnership with the Martin Richard Foundation, the Boston Bruins Foundation, TD Garden, and DMSE. The first annual race will be 'A Run for Gratitude’ to recognize first responders for all they do to help those in need everyday. The inaugural MR8K will take place at the TD Garden this upcoming labor day, September 3rd 2018.
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 the Martin Richard Foundation
The Martin Richard Foundation Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation that helps young people learn, grow and lead through volunteerism and community engagement. Its mission is to contribute to a world where people recognize the humanity in others and model the decency needed for a united, compassionate and inclusive community. Founded in 2014, the foundation was formed by the parents of eight-year-old Martin Richard, who was killed when two bombs exploded near the Boston Marathon finish line on April 15, 2013.
About Dave McGillivray Sports Enterprises
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.