Chicago runners unite to honor Boston bombing victims

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The Unity Run is just three miles but it’s making a huge statement.

100 runners gather at the lakefront tonight to say to Boston “We are with you and we will continue to support you.”

The Chicago Area Runners Association hosted the run as a way to honor those who were hurt or died in the Boston Marathon bombing.

The group invited local runners to join the event through a Facebook, which reads in part: “In the spirit of the running community, CARA will be hosting a Unity Run this evening at Foster Avenue Beach House, at 6 p.m. that was initiated by one of our members. We invite all runners to join us and run in honor of those who lost their lives and who were injured during this tragic ordeal.”

Chicago runners are determined to not let the explosions in Boston rattle them. But they will stay extra vigilant during races.  Organizers of a 10 mile lakefront race this weekend are going over every procedure and making sure runners feel safe.

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