May 03, 2013
By Jane Brown
This Sunday’s Goodlife Toronto marathon is getting several last minute registrations from runners who want to support victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. Race director Jay Glassman says organizers have heard from dozens of runners who weren’t planning to join the race prior to the Boston attacks last month, “but because of what happened, many have decided to run and participate.” 12,000 others had already registered. Glassman says there will be a minute of silence for the Boston victims before the full marathon, half marathon, 5 kilometre and relay runs. Runners will also wear event bibs with a small “Remember Boston” ribbon image and special “Boston – We Run With You” t-shirts will be sold at the pre-race expo. The bombings in Boston last month that killed 3 people and injured more than 260 others have brought together runners around the globe. Many Canadian cities held informal solidarity runs in the days after the April 15th attacks. The Toronto race is a qualifier for the Boston marathon.