Runs held across Central Pa. to honor Boston bombing victims
HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -
Three groups will meet in Central Pennsylvania tonight to hold memorial runs for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing.
In Harrisburg, the Bridge Run for Boston will starts at 6:30 p.m. Runners will meet at Front and State Streets and run across the Harvey Taylor Bridge and back. In York, runners will meet at Flying Feet Sports Shoes Store at 6:30 p.m. and run a two-mile combination of roads and dirt paths. Runners in Fayetteville will meet at Norlo Park at 7 p.m.
The runs are part of a national movement of over 100 runs being held across that nationtoday to mark the one week anniversary of two bombings at the Boston Marathon finish line that killed three and injured more than 180 others.
Participants in the Harrisburg run are encouraged to wear blue and yellow to show support. More information on the Harrisburg run can be found onthe event's Facebook page.
Flying Feet Sports Shoes Store in York is collecting donations for the "One Fund Boston." Parking for the event will be on the east side of their building at 1511 Mount Rose Ave as well as in the grass between the store and Mount Rose Avenue. More information can be found on the store's Facebook page.
The Runner's Sole in Chambersburg is hosting the Fayetville run. The run is open to any age or ability. The group plans on doing at least one lap around the park but said the length of the run will depend on whatever individuals want to do.
They will be selling "Runners for Boston" t-shirts to raise money for One Fund Boston. The t-shirts cost $20 and can be purchased with cash or checks. A credit card machine will not be available.
Tuesday, August 19 2014 1:03 PM EDT2014-08-19 17:03:38 GMT
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