Runners and walkers will have a chance to help raise funds for people affected by this week’s bombing at the Boston Marathon in a “Runners for Boston Solidarity Run,” a fun/run walk on the Shoreline Trail set for Monday, April 22.
The event is part of a nationwide effort by local running stores to raise money for One Fund Boston, a charity that the Boston Athletic Association has recommended as the best way to help the people most affected by Monday's events.
The run will take place along the Stevens Creek Trail starting at 6:30 p.m., the local time set for all of the solidarity runs across America that day.
"The goal is to bring the community of runners and walkers together to show support for and solidarity with those affected in Boston on April 15th," said local organizer Diana Keh.
During the run, participants are encouraged to wear past or current Boston Marathon gear or the Boston Marathon’s iconic blue and yellow, but any gear is welcome.
Keh is owner of Fitgeek Sports, a Cupertino running store, which also is in the process of creating a limited number of "Runners for Boston" T-shirts. Although the T-shirts will not be ready in time for the run, the store expects to have them ready for sale by the end of April. The entire $20 cost of each shirt will go to One Fund Boston.
Participants should gather a few minutes before the 6:30 p.m. start time at 177 E. El Camino Real in Mountain View. Look for the gathering in the Burger King parking area.
More details are posted on the Fitgeek Sports Facebook page
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