Several Canadians were among the thousands affected by the events in Boston. Some from Calgary are beginning to return home where Trevor Hofbauer, a long-distance runner not in attendance at Boston, is organizing a run of support for the killed and injured. Taking place Saturday April 20 at 11 am through Edworthy Park, it may do little more than spread good will and restore the faith and resolve of runners shaken by the attack.
My sister-in-law’s a runner. She’s run the Philadelphia Marathon several years now. Her resilience and determination is no different than any other marathoner, a resilience to be relied upon now more than ever. The original Marathon was a call to arms. Hofbauer’s initiative, however small, shows marathons have since become a call of community. Here’s the story from CTV News. Hopefully it will do some good and be a model across both Canada and the US.