The Boston Marathon is an annual marathon hosted by several cities in Greater Boston in eastern Massachusetts. It is always held on Patriots’ Day, the third Monday of April. Begun in 1897, inspired by the success of the first modern-day marathon competition in the 1896 Summer Olympics, the Boston Marathon is the world’s oldest annual marathon, and ranks as one of the world’s best-known road racing events. It is one of six World Marathon Majors. —from Wikipedia
After the level of disregard for human life that occurred at the Boston Marathon this past Monday, April 15 we must respond with love.
The thing about love is that it’s strong, it requires us to dig deeper, making it powerful beyond measure.
Responding with love is not the passive thing to do. It’s the right thing to do—for all of us who have journeyed through life and been through hard times ourselves and come to the conclusion that responding with love and being given love is what makes our lives worth pursuing and valuing. It’s a place of rest and wholeness. So, for those Boston runners who now need much rest and to feel whole again, we honor them this coming Sunday, April 21 with a Boston Memorial Run in Raleigh.
Supporting and participating run groups: RunRaleigh Races, Tobacco Road Marathon, nOg Run Club, Big Boss Run Club, Raleigh Galloway, Raleigh City of Oaks Marathon.
Meet: Moore Square at 3pm
Wear: Race bibs are available for free download here (print off and attach to shirt). Or, purchase a Memorial Run T-shirt from Capital RunWalk (in Cameron Village) on Saturday from 2-4pm, and in Moore Square on Sunday starting at 1:30pm.
Run: 3 miles through downtown Raleigh: Blount Street to Martin Luther King Boulevard and back (map).
Donations: Enter a raffle (prizes here). Or, eat at Tir na nOg (10% of all food sales go to non-profits supporting injured Boston runners and their families).