“Last Mile” Run and Candlelight Walk
Scheduled for Thursday, April 18th
The Salem community is invited to show its support and resolve for the victims of the attacks at the Boston Marathon by joining Mayor Kimberley Driscoll, Parents United of Salem, the Salem YMCA, the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem, the Salem Chamber of Commerce, Salem State University, the Salem No Place for Hate Committee, the Wicked Running Club, the No Rest for the Wicked Weekly 5K, and the North Shore Road Race Guide for a ‘Last Mile’ Run (6:45 p.m.) and Candlelight Walk (7:15 p.m.) this Thursday, April 18th on Salem Common.
Participants are encouraged to wear their favorite Boston gear and join in running or walking the Salem Common for one mile in honor of those impacted by the attacks during the Boston Marathon’s last mile yesterday.
The run will begin on Salem Common at 6:45 p.m., followed by a brief speaking program and Candlelight Walk at 7:15 p.m. starting from the Salem Common Gazebo.
A limited number of candles will be provided for the walk. Participants are encouraged to bring their own candles if possible.