OMAHA (KPTM) – Hundreds of runners gathered Lake Zorinsky Monday evening to run for the victims of the Boston Bombings on April 15, 2013. Runners braved the cold and wet conditions to complete the two-mile run.
Runner Vanessa Urbach said, "Just about being together and proving that nothing can stop us, nothing can scare us, nothing can hold us back."
Peak Performance, Red Dirt Running and other local running clubs put on the running event. Over 500 other events were held nationwide and each began at 6:30. Money raised from the run was supporting One Fund Boston, which is helping raise funds to help the victims of the Boston Bombing. So far the runners have raised $2,000 dollars.
On Monday, April 15, 2013 two terrorists attacked the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Hundreds were hurt and three were killed when two bombs exploded about four hours after the start of the race. Boston Police say Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev were suspected of carrying out the act. Tamerlan was shot and killed on Friday morning in a shoot out with police. Dzhokhar was later found Friday hiding in a boat. After a brief exchange with police Dzokhar was taken into custody. He has been charged with using a weapon of mass destruction to kill. He could face the death penalty.
If you would like to donate to the One Fund Boston Group visit its website at https://onefundboston.org/
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