College Students Organize Event To Finish Boston Marathon

According to Mashable, “students at Boston College are organizing an event for those who didn’t finish the Boston Marathon on Monday in light of the bombings that took place at the finish line.”

image via Yoon S. Byun/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

The students created a facebook event titled, “Boston Marathon: The Last 5and as of 2:15pm (ET) on April 16th, over eleven thousand people have responded as “attending.”

The event description reads:

“In light of today’s tragedy, let’s remember, honor, and stand up for all those affected by the incident that occurred at the 117th Boston Marathon. We invite everyone to join us on Friday, April 19 at 4:30pm to walk from BC to Boston to stand united. For anyone who did not get to finish, For anyone who was injured, and For anyone who lost their life…we will walk. We will walk to show that we decide when our marathon ends.”

Only 75.3% of registered runners finished the marathon, according to the official 2013 Boston Marathon website.