April 18 2017
The energy is never higher than when runners make that final, historic turn off Hereford and onto Boylston.
Words cannot properly express the gratitude we feel towards the race staff, volunteers, emergency responders and residents of the city. Without your immediate response, the tragic events that took place on Monday could have been more widespread than they were.
As we reflect on the experience, we are eternally grateful for the display of the human spirit seen throughout the course. Between local residents handing out food and clothing, to spectators offering information to the uninformed – we found a calm confidence cradled in your arms.
Our hearts are breaking for those directly affected by this terrible act as we send our sincere love and hope for healing in the coming months. May the victims and their families find peace in knowing they will not be forgotten. As runners, we will do what we know best in your honor – we will run for your memory, run in search of peace and run for hope that kindness will prevail in the end.
Thank you Boston. This is one race that will live in on in our hearts and forever fuel the fire for future runs.
**Looking for a way to give back, but not sure what to do? Check out the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation. The owners of the New England Patriots, the Kraft Family, will match $100,000 of donations collected. All money will be used to assist recovery of victims from the Boston Marathon tragedy. Learn more at patriots.com.