Local Runners Honor Boston Bombings Victims

By: Estephany Escobar Email
By: Estephany Escobar Email

HARRISONBURG,Va.-- A group in the valley dedicated its Tuesday run to those affected by the Boston Bombings.

Nearly 10 runners took a moment of silence and ran a mile silently to reflect on the tragedies.

Shenandoah Valley Track Club member Mike Betts said as runners, they are all connected.

"I'm sure they're not out running today but we will. We will take time out and run with them. Even though they're not with us. We're running with them," said Betts.

He said running in the aftermath of the attacks is a must.

"It's just a further inspiration to go out and be active and to run and to be there for those who can't now," said Betts.

Shenandoah Valley Track Club President Richard Rouzzi said he can't imagine what people in Boston are going through.

"When you're going toward to the finish line and you have something like that happen is like taking part of your life away," said Rouzzi.

He said he will be more vigilant in any upcoming race.

"Overall any race, even the smallest race, if you see anything suspicious or anything like that. We'll all be on high alert," said Rouzzi.

Betts said this tragedy will not stop him from going to any race.

"We're not gonna allow any occurrence,any attack keep us from doing what we love," said Betts.

The Grand Caverns 5K race will also honor the victims of the bombings on Friday.

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