AUSTIN – A sea of local runners gathered in the Austin High School parking lot Thursday evening for a memorial run in honor of the fallen and the survivors from Monday’s bomb attacks at the Boston Marathon.
At least 1,000 people from a number of Austin running clubs met with glowsticks in hand to embark on a three-mile run with a purpose.
“No matter what good or bad happens, we can all stay together and support each other. Good or bad, we're all in this together just taking one step at a time,” said runner Chris Garlington.
“I could have been (there) around that time," said Ava White, another participant in Thursday’s run. "Had I gone with my husband like I have before, I could have been a spectator.”
Similar runs are being held this week across the country including Miami where thousands of runners gathered two days ago to show their support for the victims of Boston’s tragedy.