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Apr 18, 2013 1:51 AM by Rebecca Taylor

Runners in Tucson gather for Boston relief fundraiser

TUCSON - In honor of the Boston tragedy, runners in Tucson gathered for a remembrance and relief run Wednesday night.

The 10k route began at The Running Shop on North Campbell.

The goal of Wednesday's run was to raise funds for Boston and promote healing.

Runners of all levels gathered with heavy hearts.

"It was very upsetting, just to hear someone could do that to a whole bunch of people," said runner Ariella Gonzales. "But getting out here doing this is going to help them, and I know that we did a good thing."

Her sister Gabby Gonzales says, "it's really sad, and it was really unexpected. It's really sad and that's why we came out."

With every step their spirits lifted.

This remembrance run is in memory of those who lost their lives, honoring those who are still fighting in Boston hospitals, and celebrating the good that running brings to people's health.

Runner Rafe Sagarin says, "well I just think every runner I've talked to, and really every runner across the country is thinking about them and hoping they'll recover well."

The Running Shop organized the relief run. Two of their employees ran the Boston Marathon, they were not injured.

Lucas Tyler manages the store he says, "the running community is tight knit. Things like this don't happen all the time, and it hit home a little bit harder."

Runners in Tucson say they run to remember so they will never forget.

The Running Shop will make a $5 donation for every runner who registered.

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