Charity Run and Walk to Benefit the Martin Richard Foundation will be Held in Hingham on April 2, 2023
The Race for P.E.A.C.E. 5K / 1 Mile Walk will be held in Bare Cove Park in Hingham, MA on Sunday, April 2, 2023 at 8:00AM. Registration is now open. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Martin Richard Foundation.
Martin Richard was an 8 year old boy killed in the Boston Marathon bombings on April 15, 2013. A picture of Martin holding a handmade sign that reads “No more hurting people, Peace” went global shortly after the bombings. Martin became viewed as a symbol of peace by many. The Richard family established the Foundation to honor Martin’s message of peace, unity, and kindness by giving back to the community.
The organizers of the event are Ray and Erin Childs of Hingham, MA. As members of the MR8 Tribute Team, Ray and Erin will be running the 2023 Boston Marathon to mark the 10-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings. “It’s hard to believe it has been 10 years since the bombing. We feel this is the perfect time to bring back the Race for P.E.A.C.E., to commemorate Martin’s life and shine a light on all the good being done in Martin’s name.” The Martin Richard Foundation provides support for children with physical and cognitive disabilities and offers opportunities for young people to learn, grow and lead through volunteerism and community engagement.
“There is a 5K fun run and a 1-mile walk, so we have a little something for everyone. It is an inspirational event and great for the whole family. We could not do it without the support of the community, the Bare Cove Park Committee, the Hingham Police and Fire departments and a number of local businesses.”
For more information and to register for the fun run or walk, please visit:
If you can’t participate, but want to support the event by making a contribution to the Martin Richard Foundation, please visit:
In addition to walkers and runners, Childs is looking for volunteers and sponsors. Please contact Raymond Childs at raymondchilds@Hotmail.com if you are interested in helping out or would like any additional information.