Runs for Boston

We run for various reasons. Over the next few days, we’ll run for Boston.

Memorial runs in support of the victims of Monday’s bombings at the Boston Marathon — a phrase that is still incomprehensible to read or hear — are springing up all over the country.  Here are the runs we know about in North Carolina:


Runners for Boston, Monday, 6:30 p.m., all for Run For Your Life stores in Charlotte. Runners are encouraged to wear the Boston Marathon’s signature blue and yellow colors, or any Boston Marathon apparel. “Runners for Boston” t-shirts will be sold, with the entire $20 sales price going to The One Fund Boston, Inc. More info here.


Tribute Run, Sunday, noon, First Presbyterian Church, 611 Oakhurst St., Kernersville. Sponsored by Running on Faith Ministry, First Presbyterian Church. “The goal is to have a prayerful walk/run, meet new people and complete a collective marathon (26.2 miles).” More info here.


Boston Memorial Run, Sunday, 3 p.m., Tir na nOg Irish Pub & Restaurant on South Blount Street. 3-mile run through downtown, raffle tickets ($5 for one, $20 for 5) sold with proceeds to aid victims. Prizes include entries into various races and items donated by local running stores. Sponsors include Tobacco Road Marathon, RunRaleigh Races, nOg Run Club, Raleigh Galloway, City of Oaks Marathon, NCRC, Big Boss Run Club, Blue Run Club, WFAR, Black Girls Run, WOB Run Club. More info here.

A Mile in Memory, Monday, 6 p.m., Wilmington and Morgan streets, downtown Raleigh. One-mile run sponsored by Change the Triangle. Donations accepted with proceeds to the American Red Cross in Boston. More info here.


Run for Boston, Monday, 6 p.m., Strollway in Old Salem, off downtown Winston-Salem. 1-, 3- or 5-mile loop runs. Sponsored by Fleet Feet Winston-Salem. Gathering afterward at Foothills Brewery. More info here.

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For additional runs that may be organized in the Triad area, check Eddie Wooten’s “Running Shorts” blog for the Greensboro News & Record. If you know of a run not listed here, feel free to post it on our Facebook page.

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