Runners at the 24th Annual Money Run joined together at Bill Baggs State Park in Key Biscayne to honor the victims of the Boston Marathon attack.
The run, organized by the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, raises money for accounting students in South Florida. But this year a portion of proceeds will go to the American Red Cross to benefit the victims of the attack.
"It's amazing the support that everybody has," said Ken Strauss, one of the Money Run's organizers. "The victims are in our hearts.
Runners signed a banner that read "Miami Runs for Boston." Those that participated in the Boston Marathon were asked to hold an American flag during a moment of silence for those lost in the attack.
"I consider myself extremely lucky for having gone through the finish line when I did," said Jen Nero, a Boston Marathon runner from South Florida who finished the race at the 3:50 mark.
Although she thought she would never make it to another race after the attack, she said she was motivated to come out and show her support for the victims.
To organizer Frankie Ruiz, chief running officer at U.S. Road Sports, dedicating this race to the Boston runners was the obvious response to the tragedy.
"Runners were calling us asking us, 'What can we do?'" he said. "It was the right thing to do."
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