After the tragedy in Boston we immediately knew that a traditional #RunChat was not the way we wanted to close out the week.
This Sunday we want to focus #RunChat on the uplifting things that runners and the running community do.
We want to talk about how awesome finish lines are. We want to talk about your supporting cast of friends and family. We want to discuss which charities you run for to give back.
Leading up to this week’s #RunChat we want you to continue the movement of wearing a race shirt in public and to work; if you don’t have a race shirt, keep wearing Boston Marathon yellow and blue.
We also want to see the #RunChat community join forces with Run 26.2 for Boston, a Facebook event created by John Mulholland to get people to run in honor of those directly impacted by the tragedy.
This movement is currently 17,000 strong. You can log your miles on a special Google form. Be sure to spread the word using the #RunforBoston tag on Twitter. You can also “Like” their new page on Facebook.
But don’t stop there.
We’ve given a donation to The One Fund and encourage you to do the same. You can also show your support in the #RunChat community with limited edition #RunChat stands with Boston shirts and other items. Our proceeds will go to The One Fund.