Run for Boston: 'You're not going to scare us off with these terrorist acts'

Run for Boston: 'You're not going to scare us off with these terrorist acts'

EUGENE, Ore. - Runners share a kinship.

All it took was a Facebook post Tuesday night to get about 300 Eugene runners to lace up their shoes, make their posters and show up at Alton Baker Park on Wednesday to show support for Boston.

"They sweat together, they bleed together, they hurt together and they celebrate together," said Lonn Robertson, "so when members of our family were there getting traumatized, it hurt deeply and most of us spent a lot of time in tears yesterday and Monday."

"You're not going to scare us off with these terrorist acts," runner Aaron Porter said, "just not going to affect us. We're going to just lace up our shoes and go run. We're going toface it and deal with it."

Before they started running Wednesday night, they took a moment of silence: 26 seconds for the 26 miles some runners didn't get to finish Monday.

"Just to be denied the finish line for those runners is just ... my heart sank for them," Emily Bushouse said.