San Franciscans will run locally in solidarity with Boston Marathon participants on Monday.
For the third year in a row, San Francisco Marathon organizers will present a 5K course starting and ending at Justin Hermann Plaza that runs simultaneously to the Boston Marathon. It is a way to pay homage to the victims of the 2013 bombing in Boston.
“The San Francisco Marathon organized this community run since 2013 to celebrate the indomitable nature of runners and to honor Boston Marathon runners both past and present," said Michelle LaFrance, director of marketing for the San Francisco Marathon. "While we can’t be in Boston to cheer on the runners, we are there in spirit.”
Organizers have confirmed that more than 100 runners are scheduled to participate on Monday. Meanwhile, the 38th annual San Francisco Marathon event takes place on July 26.