TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) — More than 20,000 people run the Boston Marathon every year but not everyone finished this year due to the deadly bombings at the finish line.
Now, more than 900 people from Florida and Georgia are planning to run the final 5.2 miles of the Boston Marathon at a Tallahassee race in a symbolic gesture of support for the runners who were stopped at mile 21 during the deadly bombings.READ MORE: Pivoting In Pandemic: Miami Maintenance Co. Credits FIU's Small Business Development Center For Helping Them Survive
More than a dozen Tallahassee residents ran the Boston Marathon earlier this week. Several of them will participate in Sunday’s event. Tallahassee has a strong running and triathlete community and is home to an annual marathon that many runners from around the nation attend to qualify for the Boston Marathon.READ MORE: Earth Day: Recycling Right Is Key For The Future Of Our Environment
Shannon Colavecchio planned Sunday’s run in a few days and thought it might draw 50 runners. But she said she has received overwhelming support from the community.
All proceeds will go to the Boston Red Cross.MORE NEWS: Initiatives Announced To Reduce Pollution In Miami-Dade County
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