Fleet Feet and other running organizations in Huntsville will take part in a special event to honor the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. (CONTRIBUTED)
Fleet Feet and other running organizations in Huntsville will take part in a special event to honor the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. (CONTRIBUTED)

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Organizations partner to honor Boston victims

Published 5:32pm Friday, April 19, 2013

By Aldo Amato

Staff Reporter 

MADISON — Multiple organizations in Huntsville will hold an event this weekend to remember and honor the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing.

Fleet Feet Sports, The Huntsville Track Club, We Run Huntsville, Team Rocket Tri and First Place Athletics will hold a run, walk and picnic to remember and honor those who suffered from the tragedy at the Boston Marathon on April 21.

Suzanne Taylor, owner of Fleet Feet, said this event is aimed to send a message to those responsible for the April 15 attack.

“Our goal is to remember Boston and to show that we are united and will press on,” she said. “We will gather at 2:00 p.m. and run/walk the Running of the Bulls course at 2:45 p.m at the Hampton Cove Greenway. A picnic will follow afterwards.”

There will be no charge for the event and it is scheduled to be potluck type atmosphere. T-shirts will  be made available as well. Taylor set up a Facebook group titled “Run/walk/picnic for Boston” so she can provide updates.

“Please wear your Boston colors on Sunday,” Taylor wrote on the Facebook group’s wall. “If you have run the Boston Marathon before wear your shirt. If not wear gold and blue.”

As of April 19, one suspect in the bombings Tamerlan Tsarnaev died in a shootout with police in the early morning hours of April 19. Police allege Tsarnaev’s brother Dzhokhar is another suspect in the bombings and is on the run. Taylor and her husband Dink were at the Boston Marathon but were unharmed and were not near the explosion sites.

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