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.