SPOKANE, Wash. - Runners across the region came together on Monday night for a solidarity run for Boston and the victims of the attack.
"This is a tribute to Boston," Rene Guerrero, who ran the Boston Marathon last week, said.
Avid runners, amateur runners and even kids laced up their tennis shoes and hit the pavement.Boston memorial run draws more than 500 to downtown Spokane
More than 500 people took part in the 2.62 mile run.
"It's great to see something so positive and with so much energy come out of something so bad like that," Guerrero said.
Bryanna Gondeiro also took part in the run on Monday night. She finished the Boston Marathon an hour before the blasts.
"You get angry at what happened so doing this is helping in that process of healing," she said.
As she ran through Riverfront Park, Gondeiro couldn't stop thinking about the youngest victim in the Boston bombs, 8-year-old Martin Richard.
"That's what's been motivating me to run. I just kind of got in a little funk but knowing there is people who can't run because they are injured or died because of the bombs, it motivates you to want to run more," Gondeiro said.
Cities across the country held similar runs on Monday night.