Run to Honor Boston Marathon Victims

By KBJR News 1

April 19, 2013 Updated Apr 19, 2013 at 10:56 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, one group of runners in Duluth is hosting a run of support.

North Shore Striders' Monday run will honor the people impacted by the bombings.

There is no cost to participate but they strongly encourage people to donate money to benefit "One Fund Boston" to help those who suffered in the attacks.

The run will start at the Rose Garden and Leif Erikson Park in Duluth and follow the lake walk, ending at the Grandma's finish line.

"We decided to do this run because as a club we wanted to give back to the people that were affected. It hit so close to home for everyone that has either done Boston or had family or friends who were running the race this year," said President of North Shore Striders, Clint Agar.

The group also encourages people to either wear a race shirt or blue and yellow in honor of the marathon.

Striders is a group of over 100 people who run and train together.

The group was started in the late 60s but fell apart for a period of time, and was revived 2 years ago.

Posted to the web by Kati Anderson.
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