U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Communications Assistant Kyle Terwillegar has announced a "Run for Boston" Facebook page to encourage photos of runners in support of the recent events regarding the Boston Marathon.
A movement on Facebook entitled "Run for Boston" (Facebook page here) is encouraging runners who run today to upload a photo of themselves or the group they ran with and a sign with "Run for Boston" or something related written on it as a show of solidarity in the wake of Monday's tragedy.
If your team or members of your team have taken a photo like this or plan to take one later in the day, we'd like you to share it with us so we can put it on our USTFCCCA Facebook page and show our support as a community for the victims. Feel free to e-mail photos to me at firstname.lastname@example.org throughout the day and into tomorrow and I will make sure they get up on our page.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to those of you who may have had family, friends and acquaintances affected by the tragic Boston Marathon bombings Monday. Included in the group that ran was Sarah Kasabian-Larson (wife of Head Coach James Larson) and former Track & Field Alum Jay Yockey (Teacher at Britton-Deerfield High School and Head Track & Field/Cross Country Coach), who were about two blocks away and finished the race about 30 minutes prior to the tragic events. Both are safe and back home.