There were mixed emotions among runners who gathered on Riverside on Tuesday evening.
“There’s a fear now. There is fear,” said runner Jessica Nasredine.
“Life is meant to be enjoyed,” said runner Gary Britt.
Everyone who showed up had something in common: they’re runners. They put together a six mile run to honor victims at the Boston Marathon.
“The least thing I could do was be out here and support," said Nasredine.
“I think it’s a marvelous thing. It shows our support for the rest of humanity,” said Britt.
Some of them are marathoners, others run casually. All of them hurt.
“It was more of what went through my heart. I felt like a family member just passed,” said Nasredine.
“For something like this to happen is so tragic,” said runner Judy Bomer.
Bomer has seen the same finish line that shook when bombs exploded.
She’s run the Boston Marathon twice.
“I don’t think it gets any better than what we had at Boston,” said Bomer.
She’s talking about security, that’s what’s alarming. One of the biggest races in the world couldn’t stop an act of terror. The group said terror won’t stop them from running.
Together, stride toward healing.