Red River Runners hold hold run in honor of those in Boston tragedyPeople in Boston are still picking up the pieces following yesterday's tragic bomb attack. The death toll now stands at three and more than 170 are injured, some of them critically.
People in Boston are still picking up the pieces following yesterday's tragic bomb attack. The death toll now stands at three and more than 170 are injured, some of them critically.
Today, a group of avid local runners wanted to show support for the victims from the Boston Marathon attack. And they did so by running. The local YMCA hosted the Red River Runners club outreach to those injured and killed in the boston marathon and to commemorate the North Dakota natives that ran.
Stacy Kusler, Red River Runners Club President: "We couldn't find a better way to remember those that had injuries from yesterday and just tell whoever did this that we're not going to stop because of them."
The Boston Marathon, a celebrated event, is now surrounded by tragedy with three dead and nearly 200 injured.
Stacy: "The Boston marathon is a historic event that's been going on for years. It's a very prestigious event, a lot of people spend almost their whole lives trying to get into it."
But, just yesterday after two explosions runners finishing the marathon raced to give blood to help those injured, as did many. And today in Grand Forks, the Red River Runners club hosted a special night run at the YMCA to show their support of those that ran in the Boston Marathon.
Victoria Taylor, runner: "Instead of just donating money you're putting a face to it as well, making it more of a community effort being with friends and family."
Runners of all ages ran six miles tonight through the Grand Forks downtown area. They were asked to wear blue and yellow, the Boston marathon colors.
Stacy: "We're just so thankful that our runners are okay, but we wanted to do something to commemorate such a tragedy and just make sure that we're all together talking about it."
There were about 20 people there tonight, running for the victims and those that finished the race in Boston. The Red River Runners will be welcoming four of their members back home on Thursday.