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Solidarity run for Boston victims planned for Delaware Park

The running community in Western New York will gather in Delaware Park Sunday for a solidarity run honoring the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.  Beth Weinberg says she was getting ready to run Monday afternoon.  She's preparing for a marathon at Niagara-on-the-Lake later this spring.  Before heading out though, Weinberg says she learned about what was happening in Boston and was just devastated.

"Obviously, it's very tragic and terrible," said Weinberg, "especially because the Boston Marathon is something people work toward their whole life.  It's a once-in-a-lifetime accomplishment.

So, anxious to do something, Weinberg came up with the idea for the Boston Marathon Solidarity Run.  Everyone is invited to gather at the Nottingham entrance to Delaware Park at 9am Sunday.  Weinberg says it's all very informal.  Participants can run a couple of laps around the park's ring road.  If you don't run, you're invited to simply hang out.

"It's a chance for people to get together and show some love to Boston," Weinberg said. 

Donations will be accepted for the American Red Cross.

Weinberg says they expect to be there until 12 noon Sunday.  Water stations and snacks will be available. 

There are no advance registrations.  But Weinberg says responding on the Solidarity Run's Facebook page would help her with the planning.