By: Megan Palera
There are a lot of people wanting to help those hurt in the Boston bombings. If you're left wondering what can I do? Try running.
On Monday, runners from all across the country, including here in Lincoln, will lace up their running shoes to raise money for the victims in Boston.
It was an event that has forever changed "Marathon Monday" in Boston. The running community was rocked by an act of terror. But as the president remarked Thursday, the city will run again. And they'll do it with the help of local runners like Ann Ringlein.
"Basically we want to show that we're one community of runners, supporting probably a very prolific community - Boston - which everybody in the world knows is for running," Ringlein said.
Ringlein is the manager of the Lincoln Running Co. She's organizing a three mile fun run to benefit Boston. Her company joins thousands of other independent running shops across the country that are taking part in next week's event.
"Running is a great equalizer. People come from all different backgrounds out there. But when you get on that line, when you go to run, you're all the same," Ringlein said.
This Monday - exactly one week after the bombings - people will unite by wearing "Runners for Boston" t-shirts and hitting the pavement.
Ringlein knows it will be an emotional run for many, especially the Lincoln runners who were there when the bombs went off. But she says it'll be the greatest show of support anyone could give to the victims in Boston.
"That's one thing that runners can do to put them back into normalcy, is just go for their run," Ringlein said.
The run is scheduled for Monday, April 22 at 6:30 p.m. Runners will start and finish at the Lincoln Running Co. in downtown Lincoln. The cost to run is $20 and you get a free t-shirt. All of that money goes to the "One Boston Fund."
You can check out Lincoln Running Co.'s Facebook page for more information: https://www.facebook.com/TheLincolnRunningCo