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Hundreds of Tallahassee locals run for Boston Marathon victims

Local Boston run
Posted at 8:49 PM, Apr 21, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-22 07:33:45-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Hundreds of runners gathered in Tallahassee to finish the final 5.2 miles of the Boston marathon. Organizers say the local race honors those who weren't able to complete the marathon because of the deadly bombings. Many were stopped at mile 21 on April 15.

At least a thousand people from all across Florida and Georgia registered to run the "5.2 at 5 for Boston" in Southwood on April 21. Some local runners who participated in the Boston Marathon were there. Organizers say Tallahassee has a strong community of runners and triathletes whose hearts are with Boston.

We understand that on Monday somebody tried to take away your finish line," said Shannon Colavecchio, one of the event's organizers, "and they tried to take away from you the joy that is supposed to be at the finish line."

The event raised more than $12,000. The money will be sent to the American Red Cross in Boston.