Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Strong turnout for local race in Boston's name

Posted By on Tue, May 7, 2013 at 3:47 PM

Yesterday the Pikes Peak Road Runners hosted a 5k to honor the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. Stephanie Wurtz, coordinator of the quickly organized event, estimates that 400 to 500 runners came out. And though participation required no registration fee or purchase of any kind, they were able to raise approximately $500 for onefundboston.org, which financially assists those affected by the tragedy and, at the time of this blog, had raised more than $29 million.

Some local runners in attendance had actually participated in this year's Boston Marathon, and all runners were encouraged to sign a banner which will make its way to the Boston Athletic Association, which hosts the marathon.

Colorado Springs runners sign banner for Boston
  • Lauren Johnson
  • Colorado Springs runners sign banner for Boston.

Signed banner to head to Boston
  • Lauren Johnson
  • The product of their handiwork.

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