Local runners gather to inspire hope after Boston tragedy

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 17 April 2013 at 12:00 am

ALBION – The community is invited to a 2.62-mile run/walk on Route 98 tonight, a trek that will begin near the parking lot at Watt Farms, head north 1.3 miles and then return to the Five Corners. The entire route is blocked off because of the construction at a culvert just south of Route 104.

Jack Burris measured the distance this morning while out for a morning jog. He noted the distance was exactly one tenth of a marathon. The “Boston Marathon HOPE Run/Walk” begins at 7 p.m. Burris said it will give a chance for grieving people to connect and be inspired.

Burris is one of the leaders of a “Run for God” group at the Albion Free Methodist Church. About 60 people are in the program, training for the 5-kilometer race at the Strawberry Festival on June 8.

Everyone is welcome tonight and participants can park in the lot at Watt Farms at 3121 Oak Orchard Rd.