BOSTON (CBS) – Crowds of people were turning out throughout the day on Saturday to participate in a pub crawl along the last half-mile of the Boston Marathon route.

Businesses on that stretch of road were closed for more than a week following the Boston Marathon bombings.

The organizer, Mark Corsillo says he has friends who work in many of the bars in Boylston.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Mark Katic reports

“They’ve been out of work for a week-and-a-half. So it’s really about trying to get people back into all the bars,” he told WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Mark Katic.

He posted the event on Facebook.

The crawl encourages participants to wear Bruins, Red Sox, Celtics, Pats, Revolution, Huskies, Eagles, Terriers, Crimson, or whatever colors represent the city.

It kicked off at 10 a.m. and lasts for 12 hours.

“Spread the word and let’s help these businesses and their employees recover from their week-long closures!” the event’s Facebook page said.


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