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Local runners organize memorial run for Boston Marathon

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The Charleston Runs for Boston 5K is underway at Colonial Lake in downtown Charleston.

Charleston resident and 27-year old Adrienne Levy knew when the tragedy happened Monday all she wanted to do was run.

"I've been a runner for a long time, so I went to bed Monday evening thinking about it and what it means to be a marathoner, what it means to be a runner," explains Levy. "And I woke up on Tuesday morning and thought well I really just want to go for a run."

After deciding on her course of action, Adrienne emailed a handful of friends to see if they were interested in running with her. The response she got was overwhelming. A Facebook page has since been made and a Twitter hashtag - #chsrunsforboston - decided upon.

"It's been actually amazing to see the turnout and support we have received, it's been unbelievable."

There are no chip times or bib numbers, but there are a lot of love as local runners finish the race for those who couldn't.

"We'll run about three miles then we are going to pretend it is like coming up to the finish line of the Boston Marathon. We are going to finish those last few miles for the people who didn't get to see their dream become a reality."

All runners, walkers and spectators are invited to join the event. Runners are asked to wear a past race shirt - if they have one - to get in the race spirit.

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