Members of the Massachusetts National Guard have run in the Boston Marathon in full uniform while wearing 40-pound rucksacks, for the past decade. But it won’t happen this year because no backpacks are allowed.
The Boston Marathon is sending out a special invitation for next year’s race for those “personally and profoundly impacted” by the bombings at the finish line.
Thousands of runners took part in Boston Athletic Association’s Half Marathon Sunday, held at Franklin Park.
Runners who couldn’t complete this year’s Boston Marathon because of the bombs at the finish line have created an online petition asking organizers to let them into next year’s race.
The field is filling up quickly for the Boston Athletics Association 10K, the organization’s first race since the bombing of the Boston Marathon.
More than $28 million has been donated to The One Fund since the bombings.
After Thursday’s interfaith service, President Barack Obama visited a gymnasium across the street from the Cathedral of the Holy Cross to thank Boston Athletic Association volunteers.
The Boston Athletic Association says it intends to release official times for all runners in this years’ Boston Marathon next week.
“We are committed to continuing that tradition with the running of the 118th Boston Marathon in 2014,” Boston Athletic Association head Tom Grilk said.
Before runners hit the pavement to run the Boston Marathon Monday, some runners started with the fifth annual Boston Athletic Association 5K race Sunday.