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Local runners come together in support of Boston Marathon bombing victims

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Avid runners who were not in Boston for the marathon Monday are coming together in our area to show their support for the victims of the bombings.

These are people, like many others, who want to do something for the city, the runners, the spectators, and so they left their homes Tuesday evening and put on their sneakers.

"I thought it was really, really sad," says 13-year-old Kiana Salas. "I don't know why people would do that to people who were running - who didn't do anything to you."

They met at Lake Ridge Elementary School in Woodbridge. Members of the RidgeRunners Club with some of their friends and neighbors.

"I've run Boston six times," says Frank Falgiano. "And I just thought what a terrible thing to happen. How cowardly for somebody to do something like that."

"We're just here to show our love and support for the sport. For the city of Boston," says club president and event organizer Stephanie Dupal-Demartin.

They are walking, not running this night, so more could join in. Some in strollers. Others on four legs.

"And it may seem small in so many ways," Dupal-Demartin told us, "but it's something."

Paula Senn was walking with her son Connor, daughter Hanna, nanny Lisa, and pooch Harley to honor the victims of Boylston Street.

"We talked about it this morning and I told them that you know life goes on and we're not going to let anything stop us from living our lives and we don't want to live in fear," Senn explained. "We have to keep going."

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