BOSTON (CBS) – Thousands upon thousands of runners took to the streets in Boston and beyond on Saturday, a precursor to the 118th Boston Marathon.
In a slight change of tradition, runners hit the pavement from Boston Common instead of Copley Square for the 7th annual Boston Athletic Association 5K race.
Just down the street at Copley Square, the B.A.A. hosted a special Tribute Run to thank survivors of last year’s bombings, along with friends and first responders, for the strength and resiliency displayed this year. Actor Kevin Spacey was among those who welcomed about 2,000 people to the Copley Square start line.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Kim Tunnicliffe reports