Local runs show support for Boston bombing victims

April 19, 2013

(Katherine Frey/The Washington Post)

To show support for Boston following Monday’s bombings, several D.C. area running groups are lacing up, donning yellow and blue, and hitting the road this weekend. Here are some free group runs honoring the city and victims of the blasts:

D.C. Runs for Boston (Saturday at 8 a.m.)

Runners can choose to run a 5K or 10K Saturday morning, at group runs starting at 8 a.m. at Union Station, Active Life DC reports.

D.C. Capital Striders — Runs for Boston (Saturday at 8:15 and 9 a.m.)

On Saturday, the D.C. Capital Striders will dedicate three runs of various lengths to the people of Boston. A run through Adams Morgan and Columbia Heights begins at 8:15 a.m., and runs beginning at Dupont Circle and Lincoln Park begin at 9 a.m. Runners of all paces are invited to participate. Organizers ask that participants wear a past race shirt, if they have one.

Second Wind CrossFit — Solidary 5K (Saturday at 10 a.m.)

Second Wind CrossFit will hold a 3.1-mile run in Rock Creek Park at 10 a.m. Saturday morning. Participants can meet at the gym, located at 5509 14th Street., or join the group at the start line at the intersection of Morrow and Beach drives.

Boston Marathon Tribute Run (Satruday at 12 p.m.)

The group will meet at 12 p.m. at the L’Enfant Plaza Metro entrance at the corner of 7th Street and Maryland Avenue SW. Runners are asked to wear yellow and blue, the colors of the Boston Marathon.

Marathon Monday Memorial Trail Run (Sunday at 8 a.m.)

Potomac River Running will hold a run at Burke Lake Park in Fairfax at 8 a.m. Sunday. Runners are asked to wear an old race shirt and will receive a blue and yellow ribbon. Donations will also be collected.

Vienna Runs for Boston (Sunday at 8 a.m.)

This one-mile run along the W&OD trail begins at the Vienna Town Green at 8 a.m. Walkers are also welcome.

Virtual Run for Boston Marathon Victims 

This fundraising run, organized by the D.C. Running Club, can be done anytime, anywhere (even on a treadmill). Organizers are asking runners to donate $15 if they run a 5K and $20 if they run a 5-miler before Monday, May 27, to benefit victims of Monday’s bombings.

Know of other memorial runs or activities? Tell us in the comments below. 

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