I had been wanting to do something, anything for Boston. When I saw Brian's post, I knew that organizing #BostonStrongGardiner was exactly what I needed to do.
|photo courtesy of Harold Shaw|
When Monday night came, I didn't know what to expect. I was completely overwhelmed by the turnout. We had over 70 people come out to show their support. My family, the Rail Trail Girls came out with their families to run and Harold from Veteran Runnah. I even had friends drive over an hour with their families to come and run. It was an amazing turnout.
|photo courtesy of Ward and Wade Boudreau|
One of the runners who came out Monday night is a local sports columnist, Scott Martin. I've been following him on twitter and I'm "friends" with him on DailyMile, but Monday night was the first time I met him in person. After Monday's run, he had this to say about the experience. I even had a phone interview with Ernie Clark, sports writer from the Bangor Daily.
It's incredible to be part of a global movement to honor those who died or were injured due to the explosions. Thank you, Brian, for putting together such a beautiful and meaningful event.