Contact Us

Runners Unite and Organize on Twitter with #RunForBoston Hashtag

Running shoes
Runners are a very unified group and have a special connection whenever they meet a fellow runner. Running takes so much dedication, training, and work. While people have different motives for running, it’s being a runner that brings them together. Runners form up an unofficial community but they always got another runners back; in light of the tragedy in Boston, Twitter has become an organizing point for runners.

Using the hastag #RunForBoston, many runners have posted various tributes to those injured and lost in the Boston act of terror. Some people have tweeted photos of their shoes, and other momentos related to racing. A large number of runners are wearing their running shirts today in honor of those injured and lost. Many are organizing impromptu runs in cities all across the nation to show solidarity, strength, and support. Some of those runs are solo while others are with groups.

One runner is even asking people to put their miles ran onto a Google Spreadsheet - as explained here:

In the wake of the bombings at the Boston Marathon we were left wanting to join together to show our support. Some of us are runners, some are joggers, some are walkers, and some are lacing up for the first time; all of us want to #RunForBoston. Go out and run your miles or walk your block, then come back here and share your run.

 

These miles aren’t about raising money, but about showing our support for the runners, families, rescuers, and Bostonians. They are about being a part of something bigger than ourselves and being a part of a community. Log as many runs as you like for as long as you like, I’ll keep the form active and share totals periodically.

We’ve also found a bunch of Albany area runners who have used the hashtag to support this impromptu tribute, including @showinmytweets from Troy:

And also from @rosie_osberg in Ballston Spa;

 

 

More from WGNA

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wgna.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on Today's Country - 107.7 WGNA quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on Today's Country - 107.7 WGNA quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!