Rose Laurence, seen here running along Bayshore, plans to take part in the "Runners United to Remember" event honoring the victims of the Boston Marathon Bombing
TAMPA, Florida -- Some runners around the Bay area and the country are pounding the pavement in remembrance of the victims in the Boston bombings.
They're taking part in the "Runners United to Remember" virtual event, which is being spread through Facebook. It's a way for the running community to unite and honor the victims of the Boston bombings.
Rose Laurence is taking part in the event.
"This touched me personally. I have several friends that were in the marathon yesterday and I was very worried about them," she said.
Others out running along Bayshore Boulevard were also keeping the tragedy in mind, like Eric Almon, who grew up in Boston. The avid runner has done numerous marathons. In fact, Almon said his wife has ran the Boston Marathon before.
"It's just a terrible thing to attack people in that scenario. People have worked so hard," said Almon. "I was in New York for 9/11 and it brought me back to that moment and I just feel for those families."
Both runners said they would still like to run the Boston Marathon at some point, and the tragedy will not stop them from trying.