Albert Lea, MN – In the wake of the Boston Marathon explosions, a local organization is preparing for a run coming up this weekend. And a last minute change is being made to the event in order to honor those impacted by the tragedy.
The Albert Lea YMCA is getting ready for their Fountain Lake Five Run. On Saturday morning, dozens of runners and walkers are expected to fill the trails as they travel five miles around the lake.
This will be one of the first organized runs in our area since the Boston tragedy, and leaders at the YMCA are making plans to pay respect to the people who are affected by the attack.
“We are going to have little green ribbons that you can pin to your shirts or wherever, in support of Boston. So it’s just a little something to say, yes we’re supporting you and what you’re going through as fellow runners and fitness enthusiasts,” said Susie Hulst of the YMCA.
The Fountain Lake Five Run raises money for the YMCA’s youth fund, which helps kids in need use their services. The run is Saturday, April 20th. Registration starts at 8:00am at Brookside School in Albert Lea. The run gets underway at 9:00am.