Martin Richard Foundation
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 encouraging people to choose kindness, work for inclusion, and embrace diversity in local communities, we aim to influence a generation to live out our values through positive civic.
The foundation helps young people to learn, grow and lead through volunteerism and community engagement. We look to advance sportsmanship, inclusion, kindness, and peace through programs, partnerships and projects focused on youth leadership development, education around non-violence, and adaptive and inclusive sports.
Registered Qualified and Charity Runners are welcome to apply. Charity applications will be accepted through November or until spots are full. Registered Qualified applications will be accepted through January.
All charity runners will receive an official entry into the Boston Marathon, as well as:
- Personalized fundraising support and guidance
- Personalized training plan and access to experienced coaching
- Access to a veteran Team MR8 Mentor
- Weekly training runs
- Team MR8 training gear and race singlet
- Unsurpassed team spirit and volunteer support
- Private bus to the start on race day.
- Opportunities for Team MR8 runners to stay connected post-race