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Runners United


Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Last evening's Runners Unite for Boston event was moving, which I really did not mean as a pun. That hundreds and hundreds of people showed up for an event that had been publicized only for 48 hours is pretty amazing. People were so touched by the events of the Boston Marathon they wanted to do something, something. My nephew and I sure wanted to. So we ran. Some runners were sad. Some defiant. Some determined that running events will not change. We saw firefighters running in full gear. We saw more than one person running with a heavy American flag. We saw babies in jogging strollers and an old man running with a cane.

We are in this picture below, although I haven't actually found us yet:
We were proud to participate.
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IAMWINNING 4/24/2013 3:09PM

    I'm proud of you, too, for participating. GREAT idea, that apparently sprouted up all over the country. YEAH! emoticon

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MKELLY72 4/24/2013 1:05PM

    What a fantastic display of support and determination!
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PAMDAQTPI 4/24/2013 12:38PM

    We had a run in Winnipeg for Boston but it was before I got off work. I'm so glad you managed to attend the event.

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ONEKIDSMOM 4/24/2013 7:38AM

    Over 1000 showed up in Lincoln, Nebraska for the matching event here. Great photos in the local news. I had a competing appointment so was there only in spirit... but the heart of the running community sure showed on Monday night!

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WENDYSPARKS 4/24/2013 7:24AM

    emoticon emoticon Nice tribute!!

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MSLZZY 4/24/2013 6:38AM

    A wonderful thing to see so many people united for a good cause!

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NEW-CAZ 4/24/2013 2:57AM

    What a wonderful community Marsha and such a touching way to support Boston.

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PMRUNNER 4/24/2013 2:00AM

    That is really great, what a community!

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_LINDA 4/24/2013 12:18AM

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Its wonderful people come together, stay strong and honor the fallen. We will never give into to those that would do us harm. So glad you could participate!

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MIRAGE727 4/23/2013 11:53PM

    Got to Lincoln, NE this morning and saw that there was a huge run around campus for Boston last night. It really isn't surprising since this is the heart of the running community! Way to get out there and do it, Marsha!
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AQUAGIRL08 4/23/2013 10:52PM

    That sounds like it was wonderful! emoticon

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RUN4FOOD 4/23/2013 10:01PM

    Quite a tribute.

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COCK-ROBIN 4/23/2013 9:55PM

    Wonderful!

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