Runners gather in Brookfield to support Boston victims

CREATED Apr 23, 2013

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BROOKFIELD - Hundreds of runners gathered to show their support for the victims of the Boston terror attacks.

Marathon runner Richard Dodd joined more than 500 runners for a “fun run.”  Dodd hoped the event—set to help the victims through donations—would clear his head.
 
"Running is a freedom and a privilege, and we enjoy doing it. And we're not about to let some terrorists take that away from us,” Dodd explained.

Boston Marathon runners—nearly two dozen of  them—arrived to a hero’s welcome. Other runners applauded them. Many more purchased T-shirts, with the proceeds benefiting OneFundBoston.

"I think it's great. I really do. I think it shows the spirit of runners that they're not going to let something like that affect them," said Corina Canitz, who ran in last week’s marathon.
 
Performance Running Outfitters, which hosted the event, raised more than $10,000 for the cause.