8th Annual Martin Richard Memorial One Mile Invitational
Hosted by Youth Enrichment Services, The Martin Richard Foundation, USA Track & Field – New England, and Adaptive Sports New England.
On August 18, please join Youth Enrichment Services (YES) and the Martin Richard Foundation for the 8th Annual Martin Richard Memorial One Mile Invitational. 100% of funds raised will support Youth Enrichment Services (YES).
Runners who are blind or mobility challenged and wheelchair racers are encouraged to participate. Participants in these categories may enter the adaptive 400 m race or any of the 1-mile races.
If you have any questions about the event, please contact Bryan Van Dorpe at [email protected].
Parking is available in some small lots around the park, but you are highly encouraged to use public transportation at the JFK/UMASS Red Line MBTA stop.
We request a 9:00 or better entry/seed time for the 6:30 p.m. (Youth, High School, Open, and Masters) 1 Mile event. All others including walkers should participate in the 7:30 p.m. 1 Mile.
1005 Columbia Rd.
South Boston, MA 02127
5:00 PM – Registration Opens
6:00 PM – 400 Meter Race (Ages 4 – 8), 400 Meter Race (Adaptive Racers)
6:30 PM – 1 Mile Races (Youth, High School, Open, & Masters)
7:15 PM – 1 Mile Race (Wheelchair Racers)
7:30 PM – Non-Competitive 1 Mile Walk/Run/Roll
- Pre-Registration Fee: $10 (Closes 12 pm on 8/17)
- Post-Registration Fee: $15 (On-site on 8/18)
Race Management reserves the right to seed and adjust heats when necessary based on the number of entries.
All 400 Meter and Youth 1 Mile finishers will receive a commemorative Martin Richard 1 Mile Memorial Ribbon.
The top three (3) finishers in the Youth, Scholastic, Masters, Open, and Wheelchair 1 Mile Races will receive awards.
About Martin: Martin Richard 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 shuffle through will celebrate Martin’s zest for life as a competitor, teammate, and vibrant young boy.