Be One of 1,200 runners to Join Boston’s Team on Sunday, October 15th For a Special 8K Running through Martin’s Park and Boston’s Seaport District

Registration Now Open At MR8K.Org

DORCHESTER, MASS. — The Martin Richard Foundation, in partnership with the Boston Bruins Foundation, New Balance, WS Development, Amazon, and DMSE Sports, a true collaboration of Boston’s leading teams, today announced it will host the sixth annual MR8K. For the first time, the 5-mile race will take place in Boston’s Seaport District on Sunday, October 15th. 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 the MR8K marks its 6th-year milestone they will hold a unique running and social experience in Boston’s Seaport. This 8K run through Seaport allows participants to come together on a special course starting at Martin’s Park with a proud finish at Cisco Brewers. Additionally, there will be kid-specific age-qualifying races ensuring every member of the family can be a part of Boston’s team and compete for Boston youth and community causes. The MR8K will also offer a virtual option for runners to join across the globe who want to be a part of Boston’s team. 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.

“We are excited to be running this race in the Seaport this year. While this is a new location for the MR8K, we are no strangers to the Seaport. We have long-standing partnerships down here and are looking forward to being able to kick off this special race at Martin’s Park,” said Bill Richard, co-founder of the Martin Richard Foundation. “When we started the MR8K, we wanted a race that was accessible to more people and had an experience that celebrated the pride we feel for our city of Boston. We feel this race does that and we are excited to do that in a new neighborhood.”

Produced by DMSE Sports, Inc., the 5-mile course will start at Martin’s Park and end at Cisco Brewers Seaport for a post-race celebration. Last year’s event raised over $100,000 for local youth and community causes with over 1,100 registered runners. Registration is $50. The event is open to runners, walkers and para-athletes of all abilities, as well as families with small children.

About 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 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 purpose: Independent since 1906, we empower people through sport and craftsmanship to create positive change in communities around the world. 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 8,000 associates around the globe, and in 2022 reported worldwide sales of $5.3 billion. To learn more about New Balance, please visit and for the latest press information please visit

About WS Development

Massachusetts-based WS Development is a mixed-use developer with a singular mission: creating places people want to be. With an approach that values art, science, innovation and, above all else, people, WS strives to engage each community it serves with best-in-class experiences, designed with our customers, tenants and partners in mind. Established in 1990, WS is one of few vertically-integrated real estate companies that conceptualizes, owns, operates and leases more than 100 properties that range from cutting-edge urban spaces to lifestyle and community centers. With over 22 million square feet of existing space and an additional nine million square feet under development, it is one of the largest privately-owned development firms in the country. For more information, visit, call (617) 232-8900 or follow WS Development on LinkedIn.

About Boston Seaport

Culture, industry and community converge making Boston’s Seaport district a dynamic and vibrant area that has quickly emerged as one of the most exciting neighborhoods and destinations in the country. Seaport is currently Boston’s single largest development project. WS Development is transforming 33 acres of waterfront land with a carefully selected mix of residential, hotel, office, retail, entertainment, civic and cultural uses, and public open space across the district. Combining the best of historic and modern-day Boston, Seaport is the destination for fashion, culture, arts, dining and entertainment, and technology and life sciences, expanding Boston’s position as one of the top cities in the world for innovation, science, and quality of life.  For more information visit, follow Boston Seaport on Facebook, and @SeaportBos on Instagram and Twitter.

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.

About Amazon

Amazon is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, and Alexa are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon. For more information, visit and follow @AmazonNews.

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