5K Prayer Run in Gulfport will honor Boston victims - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

5K Prayer Run in Gulfport will honor Boston victims

This photo was taken just days ago showing 8-year-old Martin Richard, who was killed in the Boston Marathon Explosions. (Photo source: Twitter) This photo was taken just days ago showing 8-year-old Martin Richard, who was killed in the Boston Marathon Explosions. (Photo source: Twitter)
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -

A group of coast runners will hit the streets of Gulfport Tuesday night in honor of the victims of Monday's bombing at the Boston Marathon.

Run-N-Tri Company is bringing folks together for a 5k Prayer Run, beginning at 6pm.

"Whoever attacked us needs to know that we won't stand down. We won't quit running," Lisa McComb said. "We will stand united and come together as a community, hopefully as an entire nation, and make the choice to be healthier, support each others healthy lifestyles and continue to run."

You don't have to be the fastest runner to take part. The folks at Run-N-Tri say its not about that. They just hope to see plenty of people there to show support.

"We're all saying a prayer for everybody that's up there. Not only the people we know, but everybody up there," Run-N-Tri Owner Dean Morrow said. "Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone. From the first responders all the way down to the people injured."

"I couldn't believe that actions like this are being targeted towards major sporting events. These people aren't any kind of political activists or our army, or military. They're just out running the Boston Marathon," Morrow said.

The 5K will take place Tuesday at 6pm immediately after a moment of prayer. It will begin at 9138 Carl Legett Road in Gulfport, and follow along Run-N-Tri's own course. There's no sign up necessary.

WLOX News will be there to cover the run, and will have more on tonight's newscasts. We'll also hear from several coast runners who were in Boston, and are returning home today.

Copyright 2013 WLOX. All rights reserved.

  • NEWSMore>>

  • Cell phone video shows home engulfed in flames in George Co. arson, burglary case

    Cell phone video shows home engulfed in flames in George Co. arson, burglary case

    Monday, August 20 2018 10:32 PM EDT2018-08-21 02:32:10 GMT
    Damian McSherry shows cell phone video of a house fire on Stonecypher Road in Lucedale (photo source: WLOX)Damian McSherry shows cell phone video of a house fire on Stonecypher Road in Lucedale (photo source: WLOX)

    Neighbor Damian McSherry lives a quarter of a mile from the Chisolms. He and his wife were driving home last week when they spotted smoke in the sky. They pulled into the Chisholms' driveway to find the home engulfed in flames. Damian pulled out his cell phone and started recording.

    More >>

    Neighbor Damian McSherry lives a quarter of a mile from the Chisolms. He and his wife were driving home last week when they spotted smoke in the sky. They pulled into the Chisholms' driveway to find the home engulfed in flames. Damian pulled out his cell phone and started recording.

    More >>
  • Two more coast casinos open sports book operations

    Two more coast casinos open sports book operations

    Monday, August 20 2018 9:41 PM EDT2018-08-21 01:41:00 GMT
    Two more coast casinos, Harrah's Gulf Coast and Palace Casino, jumped into the sports betting game Monday. (Photo source: WLOX)Two more coast casinos, Harrah's Gulf Coast and Palace Casino, jumped into the sports betting game Monday. (Photo source: WLOX)
    Two more coast casinos, Harrah's Gulf Coast and Palace Casino, jumped into the sports betting game Monday. (Photo source: WLOX)Two more coast casinos, Harrah's Gulf Coast and Palace Casino, jumped into the sports betting game Monday. (Photo source: WLOX)

    Two more coast casinos jumped into the sports betting game Monday. Harrah's Gulf Coast and Palace Casino raised the curtain on what analysts are calling a game changer.

    More >>

    Two more coast casinos jumped into the sports betting game Monday. Harrah's Gulf Coast and Palace Casino raised the curtain on what analysts are calling a game changer.

    More >>
  • Mississippi Senate leader signals deal likely on road money

    Mississippi Senate leader signals deal likely on road money

    Monday, August 20 2018 9:19 PM EDT2018-08-21 01:19:27 GMT
    Mississippi Capitol BuildingMississippi Capitol Building

    Mississippi's lieutenant governor says he's ready to accept most transportation funding proposals championed by leaders of the state House, including a state lottery.

    More >>

    Mississippi's lieutenant governor says he's ready to accept most transportation funding proposals championed by leaders of the state House, including a state lottery.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly