Boston Marathon Runners are Honored #werunforboston

The past several days I have had little motivation. In fact, I have had a very hard time concentrating on anything in general. Usually when I need some inspiration, I start scanning my favorite blogs or even Facebook. Sometimes there are some very interesting topics being discussed that will spark some inspiration. That is exactly what happened tonight while on Facebook. I found inspiration through tragedy.

Boston Marathon Runners Honored

#runforboston

Boston Marathon Runners are Honored

As I was going through Facebook updates, I noticed a message posted be a friend. Her message said, “If I can run, you can”. In honor of the Boston Marathon runners, an event was formed on Facebook called “Run 26.2 for Boston”. It turns out the event organizer is Pastor of Family Ministries at our church, John Mulholland. John is an avid runner himself and has run in many marathons, so can connect with this tragedy not only as a runner but also as a person who is stunned by this tragedy. With his thoughts and prayers weighing heavily on this tragic event he went out for a run last night. All the while the hashtag #runforboston was running though his mind. Before going to sleep last night, he decided to post a little challenge to his friends to run 26.2 miles for “brothers and sisters, the ones we don’t know but share a bond with.” It could take a day, a week or a month but just log the miles for those of Boston.

At this point, there are now over 11,000 people participating in the “Run 26.2 for Boston” event. John’s event has gone viral and has brought people together throughout the world who all want to honor the runners and families of the Boston tragedy. People who are participating in this event are not all runners. In fact many have said they are not runners but will walk their 26.2 miles or run it but over a long period of time.

It really is amazing to see so many people come together in the face of tragedy. People are posting on this event thread how many miles they have already done. I have seen someone post from Dubai, another from Germany, another group went out in the pouring rain and was joined by their 8 year … so many people who want to do something in honor of the dead and injured.

How about you? Are you doing it? Like many others, I am not a runner but I do walk on a treadmill and use an elliptical…I will track my miles and think about all those effected by this tragedy while I #runforboston. Visit the official event page to join.

 
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Comments

  1. Jenna Wood says:

    What a great initiative, thanks for sharing and supporting Boston!

  2. I walked – it is nice to be able t do something when you feel there is really nothing you can do in this situation

  3. Great initiative….it’s really nice to see the positives out of the situation.

  4. I love seeing runners, and people in general, uniting to pay tribute to the victims of this terrible crime. I have seen other runners wearing their race shirts to show support. Such a loving community.

  5. Fantastic. I am going to join in too!

  6. What a great idea! There is something like this here as well!

  7. So touching. I believe if people are living in the light like this, darkness just cannot survive

  8. what a great cause!

  9. Bre Dale says:

    Great idea on how to show our support. It’s so sad, but there is hope

  10. Very touching! What a great initiative!

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