Run for Boston 2014
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Pledge to run in solidarity with Boston
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Created April 16, 2013 by
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CNN columnist John Sutter explains the origins of the Run for Boston movement and why he's pledging to run a marathon by April 2014.
Run for Boston 2014

Three people were killed and more than 100 were injured on April 15 when two explosions went off at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Hours later, runners were tweeting and posting on Instagram that they weren't going to let this tragedy stop them from pursuing their hobby and passion.


They went out to #runforboston.


CNN is asking you to pledge to run or walk a race — whether it's 1 mile or a marathon — by April 2014, the one-year anniversary. The network plans to make a video about our group journey to that finish line. It's a story of endurance and hope in the face of disaster. It's one we'll create together.


How do you join in? Click the “Add your story” button, upload a photo of your running shoes, and tell us why you’re running for Boston.


You can also upload your photo to Instagram or Twitter. Tag it #runforboston and #cnnireport so we know you're in. Then get out there and get moving! Our first event is a worldwide group run on June 15 -- check out the details on our Facebook page.


You can log your training miles on this Run for Boston site, which was created by iReporter Becca Obergefell, from Columbus, Ohio. She inspired this assignment and suggests you use the Charity Miles app earn money for a charity of you're choice while you train for the big race.

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