Hoodlebug run organized as tribute to Boston
April 20, 2013 10:59 AM

Indiana-area runners are gathering Sunday morning for a loosely organized run as a sort of tribute to those affected by the Boston Marathon bombings.

“This is just a way to honor them and show our support for people in Boston,” said Candace Lockard, who is heading up the effort. “I have no designs other than just being together and showing our support.”

Lockard, a member of the Indiana Roadrunners Club, has run in the marathon the past three years. This year she was unable to qualify for the event, so she stayed home. But having been there and knowing others who were there made her want to do something.

“Knowing what an incredible experience that is to run in Boston, I was just feeling that I wanted to do something,” she said. “This was just the best thing I could think of.”

Lockard said runners (or walkers, or families — whomever wants to participate) should gather around 10 a.m. Sunday at Hoss’ Steak and Sea House on the Hoodlebug trail off of Wayne Avenue. There’s no particular distance to go, just run until you’re done, she said.

“This is just about the community, having the community show our support,” she said.

Lockard said she will bring information about One Fund Boston, a fund established by Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino and Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick to aid the victims of the attack.

For more information, call Lockard at (724) 388-4047.

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