Posted: Apr 16, 2013 3:40 PM by Simone DeAlba - MTN News
GREAT FALLS - Following the horror of the bombings at the Boston Marathon on Monday that killed three people and injured scores more, a group of runners gathered in Great Falls on Tuesday morning to show their support for the people affected.
Runners across the nation have rallied to show support for the marathon participants, and Team Red White & Blue came together in Great Falls at 6 a.m. for what they called a "Response Run" for those who were impacted by the tragedy in Boston.
Montana is nearly 1,700 miles away, but the group thought it was important to show the community that they stand with the victims.
Organizer Aaron Appelwick says in times of distress people should come together.
"We just wanted the community to know we're here in strength and unity during this time of tragedy and that the running community is supporting itself," he said.
Appelwick launched the Montana chapter of Team Red White & Blue several months ago; the national group focuses on helping veterans re-acclimate to civilian life through physical activity and sports.
He plans a similar "Response Run" in Missoula on Friday, April 19.