Runners Run For Those Who Can't
National run for Boston 5K has participation in OmahaPhoto: Video by kmtv.com
Omaha, NE-The cold, damp weather did not stop more than one hundred Omaha runners from jogging a couple of miles in Zorinsky Park Monday. They took part in a 5K to raise money for bombing victims in Boston.
"It's hard when the sleet is hitting your face, and the wind," said Derrick Morre, who finished first.
Moore and his father, Ryan was among the crowd to run and raise money for those hurt in Boston. A similar run in Lincoln drew about one thousand people to sign up.
"He wanted to show his solidarity with the folks in Boston. Obviously it's a horrible tragedy. Our hearts are with them. Thoughts and prayers," Ryan Moore said.
180 people were injured in the bombings. Another three died. Hundreds remembered the Boston graduate student killed in the marathon bombing at a memorial service tonight. 23-year old Lu Lingzi's needed to finish just one more class to get her master's degree. Her father told the crowd she was the light to his life. Boston University has created a scholarship fund in her memory.
Boston police and firefighters formed an honor guard at the funeral of 29-year-old Krystle Campbell, another victim of the attacks Monday. The restaurant manager went to the race with a friend.
Around Boston, time stopped at 2:50 p.m. eastern time, the very minute the first bomb exploded:
While it was raining and uncomfortable Monday, the run must go on.
"For us to run through the wind and the rain this evening it's just minimal compared to what the people out there have suffered," organizer Mike Ewoldt said.