Surfside Rotary race honors Boston Marathon bombing victims
Sat, 20 Apr 2013 12:22:33 GMT —
Runners gathered on a wet Saturday morning for a road race that took on special meaning in light of the Boston Marathon bombings.
Boston native Tim Daley was at the finish line to cheer on his fiancee Angela Bueno.
"It was really sad. He has a lot of friends that are police officers in Boston, you know, we just like to support the running community so it was really sad and hard to see that," said Bueno, referring to Monday's events.
More than 150 runners bowed heads at start line in Surfside Beach to pay tribute to the people who died in the bombings and the MIT police officer, who authorities say was killed by the bombing suspects. The blasts Monday killed 8-year-old Martin Richard, of Boston, 29-year-old Krystle Campbell, of Medford, and Lu Lingzi, a graduate student at Boston University. 26-year-old Sean Collier is the officer who died Friday night.
The Surfside Beach Rotary Club race raises money for the club's charity efforts, like feeding needy families during the holidays. The club also put out a donation basket for those who wanted to donate to the victims of Monday's bombings.
Runners took part in 5K and 10K distances.