Trooper Mark S. Charbonnier was suddenly and violently ripped from us on September 2, 1994. The murder of Mark is a haunting reality that exists for us today and the rest of our days.
On March 12, 1995, the family and friends of Trooper Mark S. Charbonnier paid tribute to him by hosting the first annual "Charbo’s Run.” The first road race drew about 2,000 runners and walkers, which was a tremendous showing that exceeded our expectations. In the 9 years that followed, we saw the race grow to 8,000 runners, making it one of the largest road races in Massachusetts.
The staff and volunteers put a tremendous amount of time and effort into this race, and the overwhelming turnout made it all worthwhile.
On March 28, 2004, we hosted the 10TH and final “Charbo’s Run.” We announced that the race would end after 10 successful years with heavy hearts. This was a very difficult decision for Mark’s family and friends, but it needed to be made. We wanted to finish the race on our terms, with class, dignity, and respect, the same way Mark led his life.
On March 24, 2019, The family and friends of Trooper Mark Charbonnier decided again to pay tribute to him by hosting the 25th anniversary Charbo's Run. The day was tremendous with over 2500 runners and walkers who came out to celebrate Mark's life. We were able to raise close to $80,000 for the Trooper Mark Charbonnier Scholarship Fund. On behalf of the Charbonnier family we would like to thank all the runners/walker, sponsors and volunteers for their support over the years and with Charbo's Run.
Hello, It is with great pleasure we announce that the Memorial in memory of Trooper Mark Charbonnier and Ricky Dever is completed. The Memorial is at Pope John Paul Park in Dorchester. It is located opposite the MRI building on Granite Ave near the water park.
Please go by and see this beautiful Memorial for 2 great men.