By Bethany Bray
---- — SALEM — Runners and walkers will take laps around Salem Common tomorrow night to honor the victims of the explosions at the Boston Marathon.
The event, organized by numerous community groups, will begin with a run at 6:45 p.m., followed by a brief speaking program and a candlelight walk at 7:15 p.m., starting from the gazebo on the Common.
The one-mile run/walk is meant to honor those who were injured in the Boston Marathon’s last mile on Monday.
Participants are encouraged to wear Boston gear, and a limited number of candles will be distributed. Participants are encouraged to bring their own candles if possible.
The event is being organized by Mayor Kim Driscoll, Salem State University, Parents United of Salem, the Salem YMCA, the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem, the Salem Chamber of Commerce, Salem’s No Place for Hate Committee, the Wicked Running Club, the No Rest for the Wicked Weekly 5K run and the North Shore Road Race Guide.
For more information, contact Driscoll’s office at 978-619-5601.