"You guys ROCK! Outstanding job organizing such a tremendous event"
Friday, April 19, 2013
We will run together.
Letter from Peter Delaney, KBVCM Race director:
Late in the day on Monday, as the RunVermont team and I tried to understand what happened in Boston, one of the many questions we asked ourselves was, “how will runners react?” It wasn’t our first thought, but as runners and race organizers it was a natural question. We questioned the collective community’s desire to run and we wondered out loud what it would mean to organize a race in what had, in an instant, become a changed world.
Tuesday morning, if you are like this team, you put your sneakers on and went for a run. Because that is what runners do, we keep running. We persevere, we reach the top of Battery Street, we work through the pain. Our friends at BAA have already announced that the 118th Boston Marathon will take place on Patriot’s Day in 2014. And on May 26th, no matter how painful it may feel at times, we will run the KeyBank Vermont City Marathon. Yes, we will be running with the victims and their families in our hearts and on our minds. But we will run together. We will celebrate our community, the 25th anniversary of our race, and our common bonds with runners all over the world. Whether as a runner, spectator or volunteer, I hope you will join us on May 26, 2013.
KBVCM race director, RunVermont executive director