The Staff of We Run This City (WRTC) is remembering the families, bystanders, runners and volunteers that were injured or killed in Monday's tragic event at the Boston Marathon.
The WRTC runners have trained hard in preparation for race day on May 19. As Senior Program Director I will review every detail and work diligently with the Rite Aid Cleveland marathon to be sure that we take every step needed to ensure the safety of our runners on race day. Below is a statement released by the Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon regarding this event.
"We are deeply saddened by the tragedy that occurred at the Boston Marathon. Our sincere thoughts go out to the loved ones of those who have passed away and been injured. We also send our deepest sympathies to race organizers, volunteers, runners and spectators affected by this senseless act of violence.
We are considering ways to honor the victims at the Boston Marathon during our race weekend events.
As we continue preparations for our upcoming race, we want participants, volunteers and spectators to know that we are working closely with our security company to take any additional precautionary measures that may be needed.
Safety is our first priority and we work diligently with security, medical and course officials in real time throughout race weekend. Should an emergency occur, we are in constant communication to formulate and execute the best plan for runner and spectator safety."
The We Run This City Youth Marathon program will continue to train hard in preparation for the race. You can support them by volunteering or by making a purchase at Cleveland Running Co., where 10% of sales from April 19 to 22 will go towards the support of the program.