Runners raise money for Boston Marathon victims
Tue, 23 Apr 2013 03:40:35 GMT —
Get Fit hosted an Amarillo 2K run Monday evening to help raise money for the victims of the Boston Marathon.
"It feels like we can actually do something because we can't go there. We can't do anything as far as relief there," said Get Fit owner Karen Roberts. "But we can send our money and send our prayers and our love."
Local runners were excited to be able to give back any way that they could.
"To be able to come together with all the runners in the community here and run for them out there, it felt amazing," said local runner Lindsay Gomez. "It felt amazing to run for such a good cause."
Over 300 people showed up to support the cause including local runner Charlie Hennessey who participated in the Boston Marathon this year.
"What should be a scene of joy at the finish line became a scene of sadness because of the bombs," said Hennessey.
Fortunately, Hennessey had finished the race two hours prior to the bombings. However, he does remember how the city of Boston was following the tragedy.
"They told everybody to stay where they were, to not go out. Trains were shut down so you were on foot if you did go out." said Hennessey. "They did not want anyone going back into that area because they closed that part of the town off because it was a crime scene."
To donate or for more information on One Fund Boston, visit onefundboston.org
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