Running store hosts community run/walk in support of Boston

May 7, 2013

Runners gather outside Plateau Runner before the start of the Boston Strong Sammamish run/walk April 22. Contributed

Runners gather outside Plateau Runner before the start of the Boston Strong Sammamish run/walk April 22. Contributed

Local runners and walkers joined in a recent nationwide memorial to support the city of Boston and victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.

The Boston Strong Sammamish run and walk drew nearly 100 participants from Sammamish, Issaquah and Redmond to Plateau Runner, the local specialty running store that sponsored the event. Wearing green headbands and armbands, participants ran or walked a 3-mile course in solidarity.

“We had families pushing baby strollers, kids from local middle and high schools, even some Boston Marathon racers,” Plateau Runner store owner Elizabeth Steen said. “It was heartwarming to see the community turn out to support Boston.”

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