Douglasville runner Michelle King, who was competing in her third Boston Marathon when bombs went off, spoke to the group of runners Thursday evening as the community rose in support of those affected by the tragedy. King’s finishing time at the Boston Marathon was 3 hours and 33 minutes, she said.
Left, Douglas County Rogue Runners president Johnny Buice talks with Chad Montgomery before the run Thursday night which began at O’Neal Plaza and ended at the downtown fire house. The runners and walkers were escorted by Douglas County Police Department officers on motorcycles.
Members of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Emergency Responders Team, or S.E.R.T., showed their support for the community and the first responders and victims in Boston by running through Douglasville in full gear Thursday night. From left, they are Lewis Fredenburg, Bryland Myers, Chris Reeves, Keith Hayes, Matt Harper, Brett Dever and Chuck Catlin.
Thomas Puckett, daughter Kaitlyn Puckett and Stacy Puckett of Douglasville came out to O’Neal Plaza Thursday night to participate in the 2.6-mile memorial run and walk for those participating in the Boston Marathon.
The Douglas County Rogue Runners, a club for running enthusiasts, participated in a Boston Marathon Memorial Run April 18 in downtown Douglasville. The 2.6-mile run amd walk, which is 1/10 of the length of a marathon, honoried and remembered the victims and survivors of the incidents at the Boston Marathon April 15.
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