BC Students Organizing Walk To Finish Boston Marathonadmin
Boston College students are looking to help those that couldn’t finish the Boston Marathon on Monday due to the explosions that occurred near the finish line. A Facebook event has been created organizing a walk from Boston College to Boston to honor those who lost their lives and were injured during the tragic events of Patriots’ Day. The walk is called “Boston Marathon: The Last 5,” the number of miles from BC’s campus to Copley square. It is scheduled for Friday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. Nearly 5,000 runners crossed the final checkpoint at 24 miles, but was not able to finish the marathon. Boston College student Dani Cole and Michael Padulsky organized the walk, according to Facebook. There are over 5,000 people listed as planning to attend the walk.
Description from Facebook Event:
In light of today’s tragedy, let’s remember, honor, and stand up for all those affected by the incident that occurred at the 117th Boston Marathon. We invite everyone to join us on Friday, April 19 at 4:30pm to walk from BC to Boston to stand united. For anyone who did not get to finish, for anyone who was injured, and For anyone who lost their life…we will walk. We will walk to show that we decide when our marathon ends.
Since our posting, we have received an incredible response and interest in the “Boston Marathon: The Last 5” event. We have been meeting with officials to discuss the planning and organization of the event. We understand the impact of yesterdays’ tragedy and the effect it has had on the city as well as public safety resources. With this in mind, we have decided that the original timing of this event would stretch the already exhausted personnel currently focused on the incident.
With additional time to plan, we are confident that the event will raise greater awareness and show solidarity within the greater Boston community. Ongoing meetings are being held to define the scale and logistics of a vigil and “The Last 5” walk. More information will be provided tomorrow. If you have any questions please contact [email protected].
Thank you for your support. We are truly in awe of this incredible response!