OMAHA (KPTM) - Hundreds of runners gathered Lake ZorinskyMonday evening to run for the victims of the Boston Bombings on April 15, 2013.Runners braved the cold and wet conditions to complete the two-mile run.
Runner Vanessa Urbach said, "Just about being together andproving that nothing can stop us, nothing can scare us, nothing can hold usback."
Peak Performance, Red Dirt Running and other local runningclubs put on the running event. Over 500 other events were held nationwide andeach began at 6:30. Money raised from the run was supporting One Fund Boston,which is helping raise funds to help the victims of the Boston Bombing. So farthe runners have raised $2,000 dollars.
On Monday, April 15, 2013 two terrorists attacked the finishline of the Boston Marathon. Hundreds were hurt and three were killed when twobombs exploded about four hours after the start of the race. Boston Police say Dzhokharand Tamerlan Tsarnaev were suspected ofcarrying out the act. Tamerlan was shot and killed on Friday morning in a shootout with police. Dzhokhar was later found Friday hiding in a boat. After abrief exchange with police Dzokhar was taken into custody. He has been chargedwith using a weapon of mass destruction to kill. Hecould face the death penalty.
Ifyou would like to donate to the One Fund Boston Group visit its website at https://onefundboston.org/