Boston College Students Organizing Walk to Finish Boston Marathon


Boston MarathonUpdate: Luke Russert of NBC News now reports that the city of Boston may ask Boston College not to hold the walk, as the reported 11,000 who are interested in participating could cause logistical problems for the city.

Boston College students are looking to help those that couldn’t finish the Boston Marathon on Monday due to the explosions that occurred near the finish line.

A Facebook event has been created organizing a walk from Boston College to Boston to honor those who lost their lives and were injured during the tragic events of Patriots’ Day. The walk is called “Boston Marathon: The Last 5,” the number of miles from BC’s campus to Copley square. It is scheduled for Friday afternoon at 4:30 p.m.

Nearly 5,000 runners crossed the final checkpoint at 24 miles, but were not able to finish the marathon. Boston College student Dani Cole and Michael Padulsky organized the walk, according to Facebook. There are over 5,000 people listed as planning to attend the walk.

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