On April 15, 2013, two bombs exploded near the Boston Marathon Finish Line. Martin Richard was one of three people killed while the Richard Family and hundreds of others were injured.

When a photo of Martin holding a handmade sign that read 'No More Hurting People, Peace' was shared over the Internet, his message created a feeling of unity, kindness and peace. These values have become the pillars of the Martin Richard Foundation which was founded in January 2014.




Team MR8 is the largest and fastest growing program of the Martin Richard Foundation. Runners of this team believe in the foundation's mission to provide opportunities for young people to learn, grow and lead through volunteerism and community engagement.

We run for sportsmanship, kindness, inclusion and peace.