We’ve been horrified, saddened and outraged by the recent events at the Boston Marathon. We’ve posted about it, shared about it, cried with one another about it and celebrated with those who were there because running in Boston is quite the achievement no matter how you look at it. And now, more than ever, it is time for us not only as individuals, but as a running community, to be strong. My fellow FitFluential Ambassador, Pavement Runner has taken the initiative to organize a global event one week after the Boston bombings: #BostonStrong<city>. If you are in Central Ohio, please join us for #BostonStrongColumbus.

I want us to run…together.

I’m organizing a global event: #BostonStrong<city>

A run for us to unite and show our strength.
A run for those that were unable to finish.
A run for those that may never run again.
A run for us to try and make sense of the tragedy that has forever changed something we love.



I, along with my friend Kris of No Limits Running, have taken the initiative to host and organize #BostonStrongColumbus. 

Official event w black border

Details will evolve over the next few days as things develop, but here are the basics:

Location: Bicentennial Park, Columbus
Date: Monday, April 22, 2013
Time: 6:45 p.m.
Distance: 2-4 miles run/walk
Facebook Event Page: RSVP here.

You can also add it to your race calendar on dailymile.

Use the hash to spread the word: #BostonStrongColumbus or #BostonStrong<city>

If you are in the Columbus are, come join us on Monday and show how strong the running community is. If you are not in the area, find fellow runners in your community and see if they would be interested in running some miles together. Help spread the word and let’s show the world our strength, our determination, our LOVE for Boston and that we are BOSTON STRONG.

strong boston square

If you want to get your city involved, visit Pavement Runner for a complete event listing.

Until the next mile marker,


  1. Beth Frilling says

    I don’t live in Columbus ( I live about 2 hours from Columbus) but I will be running for Boston on 4/22 in my hometown.

    • Sara- Words to Run By Blog says

      Awesome, Beth! I know you will be with us in spirit. Be sure to join the FB group (if you can) and let us know how your run goes or come back here and let me know and I will pass it along! #BostonStrongOhio

      • BethFrilling says

        Wish I could have run with you guys but I got 6 miles in for BostonStrong tonight in Coldwater. Hope you had a great turnout.

        • Sara- Words to Run By Blog says

          Six miles is awesome, Beth! We had a great turnout and I was so happy to see so many people there to show love for Boston! I am so glad you ran there – I know we were all running Boston Strong together last night. 😉

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