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Youth Enrichment Services

Martin Richard Memorial Mile

 

Join Youth Enrichment Services (YES) and the Martin Richard Foundation in August 2020 for the 7th Annual Martin Richard Memorial Mile.

We encourage participation in the Martin Richard One Mile by runners who are blind or mobility challenged and by wheelchair racers. Participants in these categories may enter the adaptive 400-meter race or any of the 1-mile races.

This invitational is in honor of Martin Richard, who started his running career with YES in 2009 at age 5. In his early days, Martin would chase his brother, Henry, and the older athletes on their runs, many of whom he would eventually catch up to and pass.  But his fierce and unrivaled sense of competition does not tell the full picture of Martin’s character and drive.  His understanding of fairness, inclusion, and teamwork were values that helped to identify Martin. The one mile that we run, walk, or shuttle through will celebrate Martin’s zest for life as a competitor, teammate, and vibrant young boy. All funds raised will support the Martin Richard Charitable Foundation and Youth Enrichment Services (YES).

View photos from the 6th Annual Martin Richard Memorial Mile in August 2019.