Run for Boston along the National Mall

This post has been updated.

We've all been glued to the news all week, in the wake of April 15's deadly bombing at the Boston Marathon. But for devoted runners like Adam Siple, it's hard to sit still for long. So Siple, a Boston area native and member of the D.C. running community, is organizing a memorial run in honor of the city and the victims of the attack on Monday at 6:30 p.m. The route begins at the Renaissance Hotel at 999 Ninth St. NW. before heading down to the Mall.

(Ricky Carioti / The Washington Post)

"Let us all join together Monday for an evening run in our Nation’s Capital to express solidarity with the people of Boston and to honor and support the victims of this past Monday’s terrorist attack," Siple wrote on the event's Facebook page, "[a]nd let us celebrate the great tradition and spirit of the Boston Marathon, its athletes, and its fans."

The goal for runners is 4.09 miles, which matches the elapsed time displayed on the official race clock at the time of the first explosion. A portion of the proceeds from post-race food and drinks at the Renaissance will benefit the One Fund.

For more information, see the Facebook event and Meetup page.

A previous version of this post said the race would begin on the National Mall. The race's start location was changed to the Renaissance Hotel.

Alex Baldinger is editor of the Going Out Guide blog, which covers food, drink, arts, music, events and other curiosities in the D.C. area. He is forever in search of a great sandwich.



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