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Group Runs Planned Monday To Remember Boston Tragedy

GREENWICH, Conn. – A running group is asking runners in Connecticut to join together Monday for a run to reflect on and remember  the tragedy at last week’s Boston Marathon.

Talkingrun.com has scheduled runs for Greenwich and Stamford on Monday at 6 p.m. The run in Stamford will leave from Curley’s Diner on Park Place.  The other run will leave Greenwich Running Company at 2 Greenwich Ave. Both runs begin at 6 p.m.

On its website, Stamford Kids In Crisis triathlon director Jon Stellwagen spelled out the purpose of the run. “This past week has been filled with images, stories and reflections that have dampened our running spirit. . The STRONGRUN is meant to be a RUN that brings back the moments that make us run. RUN 10 feet – RUN 10 miles…..RUN by yourself – RUN with 100 friends – RUN for stress release – RUN for training…STRONGRUN for all those affected by the tragic events of the Boston Marathon….just RUN.”

For more information, visit the website or send a message to jon@talkingrun.com.

In a group run on Saturday at Compo Beach in Westport, nearly 100 runners raised nearly $2,100 to support victims and families of the bombings. The run was organized by Norwalk's Sally Freedman and received great support on just two days' notice.

There will also be a moment of silence Monday at 2:50 p.m. for the victims of the Boston bombings. People who want to help victims of the tragedy can do so at onefundboston.org

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