I feel like I need to do something. Something more than a donation. Something more than a blog post or a photo or a graphic. I’m inspired by the community and how we have come together and shown our support, shed our tears and expressed our fears. With a simple look at your Facebook page, a refresh of your twitter feed or scroll through Instagram and you can SEE the love.
But I want to FEEL it. I want us to embrace the community in a REAL and HUMAN way. I want us to do what we do best.
I want us to run… together.
I’m organizing a global event: #BostonStrong<city>
A run for us to unite and show our strength.
A run for those that were unable to finish.
A run for those that may never run again.
A run for us to try and make sense of the tragedy that has forever changed something we love.
This may be idealistic or a reach in the dark, but it’s a reach I’m willing to make. It’s a reach I’m hoping to make with your help. We runners are strong and resourceful… that has been proven under tragic circumstances.
On Monday, April 22, a week after the 117th Boston Marathon, I’d like an organized run to happen in each city, put on by the community of runners . This will involve someone stepping up from their city to coordinate either on their blog, facebook or twitter.
It could be 3 people running together, 10 people running together, or hundreds running… but we do it together.
Keep it simple.
Pick a location large enough for a meet up and safe enough to allow a group to run X miles.
Use the hash to spread the word: #BostonStrong<city>
BostonStrongSF, BostonStrongLA, BostonStrongNYC, BostonStrongMIA, etc.
I’m organizing a group run in San Francisco at Crissy Field.
Details will evolve over the next couple days as things develop, but here are the basics:
Location: Crissy Field, San Francisco
Date: Monday, April 22, 2013
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Distance: 3-4 miles
Facebook Event Page: RSVP here.
If you are in the Bay Area, come join me and show how strong the running community is. If you are not in the Bay Area, find fellow runners in your community and see if they would be interested in running some miles together. Help spread the word and let’s show the world our strength, our determination, our BOSTON STRONG.
San Francisco permit is currently in progress.
Note: There are some cities that are bringing up concerns for gatherings in parks or other city locations. Please check with your city or park guides or seek an alternate location that might not require getting a permit. Local running store perhaps?
I have created an entire board over on Pinterest with graphics for (most) cities. Pin, tweet, share. Unfortunately, I wont be building any more.
Add your city below!