5K run for Boston victims
Sat, 27 Apr 2013 20:31:11 GMT —
Dozens of runners and walkers gathered at Columbia's Stephens Lake Park to remember those killed and wounded in the Boston Marathon bombings.
Volunteers organized a free, informal memorial 5K run and walk to show their support and encouragement to those involved with the recent tragedy.
The idea came from a website called pavementrunner.com.
Participants wore blue and yellow in support of Boston and other Boston-themed items.
Event organizer Casey Millburg said, "I think it speaks volumes about how deeply they felt about what happened in Boston. It shows that people who participate in races support others from races. We're kind of a breed of our own."
Runners and walkers raised their hands and made a number 1 sign with their index finger to signify they stand as one with Boston and the victims.