GREENSBORO, N.C.–Runners and walkers across the country and in the Piedmont are doing their part to support the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing. On Monday, a week after the deadly attack, runners across the country took part in the ‘Boston Strong’ run.
At Country Park in Greensboro, more than 100 runners showed up to come together as a community.
“We want to make sure that everyone up there [in Boston] knows we are thinking about them, and we want to support them in any way we can,” said John Dewey, with Off N’ Running, the organization that coordinated the run.
There wasn’t a start or finish line at the ‘Boston Strong’ run, it was just a run to reflect.
“My motto is every step is a gift. No matter where you run, how you run, what you do; every step is a gift,” explained Susan Carboneau, a runner from Greensboro.
Even former Boston Marathon runners, like Andy Garner, were thinking of the victims and the thousands of runners who didn’t get a chance to cross the finish line.
“No matter how many marathons you’ve run, when you come down Boylston Street towards the finish line of the Boston Marathon, no matter if you are in last place you’re whole body sort of breaks out with goose bumps. It’s just the most exhilarating feeling you will have in your life,” explained Garner.
There were similar ‘Boston Strong’ runs in Winston-Salem and Burlington.