HUNTSVILLE Ala. (WZDX) - Hundreds put on their running shoes and headed to the Hampton Cove Greenway Sunday to take part in the "Run for Boston."
Many of the 27 North Alabama runners who participated in the Boston Marathon also came out to the "Run for" event.
"As soon as I heard about this, I knew that it was something I wanted to do, just in memory of the people in Boston that were injured and the families that were affected," Boston Marathon runner Paige Dorr said.
Alongside her Sunday were runners of all ages, each affected in different ways by what happened in Boston.
"The bomb killed an 8-year-old," said 8-year-old Cadence Inabinett. "We are hoping that Boston will get better and make Boston strong again," said her friend Lillian Sowash.
For others Sunday, the run was a way to recover from the pain of what they saw on television following the marathon bombings.
"To a certain degree, it's like it helps heal. There is a sadness there and this is kind of a healing situation," Robert Turner said.
Paige Dorr said the acts of kindness and the support from the nation that she has seen since the marathon gives her hope.
"I think it's just amazing that there are this many prayers going up for Boston. I think God is just bigger than all of this," Dorr said.
The "Run for Boston" was organized by Fleet Feet of Huntsville.