Boston College Students to Walk Final Marathon Miles

'We decide when our marathon ends'

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff

Posted Apr 16, 2013 3:34 PM CDT

(Newser) – More than 12,000 people have signed up to walk the last five miles of the Boston Marathon route on Friday in a show of support for those who had their marathon cut short. The march is being organized by Boston College students, Mashable reports. "For anyone who did not get to finish, For anyone who was injured, and For anyone who lost their life...we will walk," the event's Facebook page says. "We will walk to show that we decide when our marathon ends."

Another group plans to go even further, rerunning the entire marathon (or at least following the route; the Facebook page says you can jog, walk, or even rollerblade or bike it if you prefer). That event, scheduled for Sunday, so far has just a couple dozen people signed up. " It doesn’t really matter who joins, it could be just me … but the plan is the same start time and same location as [the Boston Marathon]," the organizer tells Boston Magazine .

Runners start the 115th running of the Boston Marathon, in Hopkinton, Mass., Monday, April 18, 2011.
Runners start the 115th running of the Boston Marathon, in Hopkinton, Mass., Monday, April 18, 2011.   (AP Photo/Stew Milne)
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