Leadership from the Delaware North-owned-and-operated TD Garden, the Boston Bruins Foundation, The Martin Richard Foundation and Dave McGillvray Sports Enterprises (DMSE) recently announced plans for a charitable road race in Boston with a one-of-a-kind finish line.
To reflect the spirit of The Martin Richard Foundation, the MR8K — themed as a “Run for Gratitude” — will honor first responders and related charities.
“Through our work at the Martin Richard Foundation, and with incredible partners like TD Garden, the Boston Bruins Foundation and public safety officials, we continue to see that there are so many individuals across our community who respond to adversity with kindness and selflessness,” said Bill Richard, co-founder of The Martin Richard Foundation. “That’s why the proceeds from this year’s MR8K will benefit first responders and all those who stand up for others when it would be easier to do nothing
at all. It is our way of saying thank you to them for what they did for us and do for others every day.”
The MR8K is the first ever 5-mile course (8K) that will bring participants beneath TD Garden’s storied rafters, home of 23 championship banners (the most in the United States), and feature a finish line at Boston Bruins center ice.
“It is an honor to be given the opportunity to support the values of sportsmanship, inclusion, kindness and peace that the Martin Richard Foundation promotes through its work in the community,” said Charlie Jacobs, CEO of Delaware North’s Boston Holdings. “Thank you to the Richard family and all of those involved in the MR8K for allowing TD Garden and the Boston Bruins Foundation to play a role in what will be an inspiring and memorable event.”
PHOTO CAPTION: From left to right are Dave McGillvray of DMSE Productions; Cam Neely, president of the Boston Bruins; Bill Richard of The Martin Richard Foundation; Charlie Jacobs, CEO of Delaware North’s Boston Holdings; and Amy Latimer, president of TD Garden.