Friday, April 19, 2013

A Run for Boston: #BostonStrongGoffstown

While I wait for news that they have arrested the person(s) responsible for the finish line bombings, I continue to feel an array of emotions. Initially I was shocked that something so horrific could happen. It scared me when I thought about how we were just there the day before for a much smaller race, but a race nonetheless, that crossed the iconic finish line. I was worried for my friends in the running community that were there running, spectating, or volunteering. My heart hurts each time I learn more about a victim. 

Like many runners, I felt the need to do something after the tragic events at the Boston Marathon on Monday. I wore a race tee on Tuesday and ran some miles with my running partner who has run Boston twice. But it was the call from fellow runner and blogger, Brian @PavementRunner, that spurred me to action.

So, if you are in my area, I am inviting you to join me for a group run to honor the victims. 


Here are the details:

Location: Meet at Barnard Park -> Run Goffstown Rail Trail
Date: Monday, April 22, 2013
Time: 6PM
Distance: 3 - 4 miles
Facebook Event Page: RSVP here

Wear a race shirt, or Boston Marathon colors (blue & yellow). Bring a friend.

If you can't join us, consider organizing your own group run or joining one near you. 



We might run with heavy hearts, but we won't stop running.



32 comments:

  1. Hi Amy! I am doing this run too. I found out about it through my meetup group. Small world.

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  2. craziness and yet makes me admire the runners in my cominuty and how they come together even more. oxoxoxo

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  3. It's so amazing to be witness to the community come together from all over! It's incredible.

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  4. Even though everything is so horrible. I am proud to be a part of this amazing community called runners! I have been beyond impressed with everyone's reactions and support, runners are a great group of people!

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  5. The strength of the running community is so wonderful :)

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  6. It is a family of a different kind. Always there for each other.

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  7. It is. Almost leaves you speechless.

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  8. Strength in numbers they say!

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  9. Looks like there are a lot of them happening. It's amazing.

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  10. I love this idea! Would so be there if I lived nearby!

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  11. Wish I was closer! Monday evenings are tough for my schedule so I'm doing a very large group run with Runner's Alley tomorrow morning. I'm loving all the tribute runs!

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  12. I wish I could be there! I'll run with you virtually! Runners never cease to amaze me in so many ways!

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  13. I wanted to organize this in my area but not sure on location! Hope it's a big turnout for you...the running community is AMAZING!!! So proud!

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  14. Echoing all the others - I have never been prouder to be a runner than I have this week! :)

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  15. I wish I was closer too. It is a great thing to do.

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  16. What a lovely idea. I wish I could have joined you xx

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  17. awesome that you were able to put on together in your town. I hope you have a great turnout. share photos after Monday's event. #BOSTONstrong!

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  18. Thanks so much for organizing this Amy!

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  19. Me too! Glad you were able to join Runner's Alley.

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  20. Thanks Jill. I know what you mean.

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  21. I wasn't either...I went with a location because of access to the trail.

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  22. How did it go yesterday? *high five* for being proactive and supporting our fellow runners the best way we can.

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  23. Awesome job organizing the run. I am excited to be a part of the OKC Memorial Marathon (I'm running the half) this Sunday. I will be wearing red socks for Boston and running for those who can't and those who didn't finish their race.

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  24. I love how choosing a color is such a powerful way to show support. Have a great race!

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  25. It was a success! The running community is just amazing.

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