Community Plans Run To Support Victims of Boston Marathon

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GROTTOES, Va. (WHSV) -- On Tuesday, our community will come together to support the victims of the Boston Marathon as runners across the Valley will dedicate their run to last year's victims and to those returning to Boston this year.

This year, the Shenandoah Valley Track Club will host a race to symbolize moving forward. There will be a moment of silence before the run.

Mike Betts, one of the organizers of the race, said it is for those who were injured in the bombings.

They will also collect money to help build a wheelchair friendly fitness center in honor of the bombing victims, proving there is a life after that type of injury.

"As runners, whether you know someone or not, when you pass them, you wave because you are a community. What happened last year was terrible, people trained for years and years and then that was wiped out, because of a terrorist attack," said Clark.

The race will take place on Friday, April 25 at 5:45 p.m. in the Grand Caverns Park in Grottoes. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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