Martin Richard Memorial One-Mile Invitational

Saunders Stadium, South Boston

You're cordially invited to attend the 4th Annual Martin Richard One Mile Memorial Invitational hosted by Youth Enrichment Services (YES). Join us for an inclusive track meet celebrating the life of Martin Richard. The one mile that we run, walk, or roll will celebrate Martin's zest for life as a competitor, teammate, and vibrant young boy. The invitational is a family-friendly event with races for runners ages four and up. Runners who are blind or mobility challenged and wheelchair racers are encouraged to participate. 

Last year Paralympian Chaz Davis took top honors in the elite field, while Maddy Wilson won the youth wheelchair division. This year University of Illinois junior Katrina Gerhard, and Nichols College freshman Chris Kimball will headline the women's wheelchair division and men's blind/visually impaired division while triple amputee Muji Karim will return looking to best 6:30 this year! 

All 400 Meter finishers will receive a commemorative Martin Richard 1 Mile Memorial Ribbon. The top three (3) finishers in the Youth, Scholastic, Wheelchair, and Open 1 Mile Races will receive awards.

5 PM Registration opens
6 PM 400 Meter Race (Ages 4 - 8)
400 Meter Race (Adaptive Racers)
6:30 PM 1 Mile Races (Ages 8+)
1 Mile Race (Adaptive Racers)
Non-competitive 1 Mile Walk/run/roll

$10 Pre-registration 
(online by noon on 8/17)  
$15 Registration 
(at the track on 8/17)

Proceeds will benefit YES and the Martin Richard Foundation

The Martin Richard Foundation provides opportunities for individuals and communities to live out the values of peace, justice and kindness.

Martin Richard Foundation is proud to support the following organizations:

  • ABCD (Summer Jobs Program)
  • Abington St. Patrick's Day Parade 2016
  • Adaptive Sports New England, Boston
  • Alexander County Family YMCA, North Carolina
  • All Dorchester Sports League, Boston
  • America Scores Boston
  • Amphibious Achievement, MIT
  • Athletes Serving Athletes, Lutherville, MD
  • Authorizing Action, North Carolina
  • Ben's Bells, Tucson, Arizona
  • Big Sister Association of Greater Boston
  • Boston Centers for Youth and Family
  • Boston Police Athletic League
  • Boy's Hope Girls Hope Ohio
  • Boys and Girls Club of Dorchester
  • Brookline Teen Center
  • buildOn, Stamford, Connecticut
  • Canton Challengers
  • Carl Hosea Helping Hands Foundation
  • Carl Joseph Walker-Hoover Foundation, Springfield, MA
  • Casa Nueva Vida, Roxbury
  • Cedar Grove Baseball
  • Christmas in the City, Boston
  • College Bound Dorchester, Boston
  • Community Boat Building, Boston
  • DJ Dream Fund
  • Dorchester Day Parade Committee 2016
  • Dorchester Eagles Pop Warner
  • Dorchester Education & Enrichment Program (DEEP)
  • Dorchester Street Hockey
  • Dorchester Youth Hockey
  • Dorchester Youth Soccer
  • Edward M. Kennedy Institute
  • GenerationOn
  • Greater Ashmont Area Main Streets, Boston
  • Greater Neponset Flag Football League, Dorchester MA
  • Have A Sammi Kinda Day
  • Heather Abbott Foundation, Rhode Island
  • Hyde Park Pop Warner Cowboys, Boston MA
  • It Starts With Me!
  • Jeffrey Coombs Memorial Foundation
  • JFK Library Foundation
  • John M. Barry Boys & Girls Club of Newton
  • Julie's Family Learning Program, South Boston
  • Lauren Dunne Astley Memorial Fund
  • Louis D. Brown Peace Institute
  • MA Down Syndrome Congress
  • Neighborhood Children's Theater, Boston
  • Never Say Never Foundation, Clearwater Beach, Florida
  • New England Adaptive Sports
  • Newfound Lake Region Association
  • On the Rise, Cambridge, MA
  • Project 351
  • Salem High School Athletic Department
  • Savin Hill Baseball
  • Savin Hill Little League
  • Sole Train, Boston
  • South End Baseball, Boston
  • South Shore Special Needs Athletic Partnership (SNAP)
  • St. Ambrose Family Shelter, Dorchester
  • St. Ann CYO Basketball
  • St. Brendan's Voyageur's Club, Dorchester
  • The Fishing Academy, Brighton
  • The Magical Moon Foundation, Marshfield, MA
  • Title IX Girls, Cambridge, MA
  • UTEC, Lowell MA
  • Watertown Youth Baseball
  • YMCA Southcoast
  • Youth Enrichment Services (YES)
  • Zoo New England