News From Terre Haute, Indiana

April 28, 2013

Run/walk for Boston: More than $1,500 raised at Saturday afternoon event

Tribune-Star staff report
The Tribune-Star

TERRE HAUTE — Almost 100 people ran or walked in Saturday afternoon’s “Memorial 1-Mile Run/Walk for Boston,” a fundraiser to help victims of the bombings that occurred near the end of the Boston Marathon on April 15, at Memorial Stadium.

Event organizer and Terre Haute runner Majel Wells, who finished this year’s Boston Marathon, said $1,504.47 was raised for One Fund Boston. Having fun for a good cause was emphasized more than times and placings Saturday, but 12-year-old Grant Nicoson of Cory did cross the finish line first.

Participants (top photo) start their Memorial 1 Mile Run/Walk at Memorial Stadium as a group. Brandie Glasgow (right) photographs her daughter Ashley Wilson as the two prepare to participate in the run. Runners (bottom) line up to donate money to the event.