Local Runner Back From Boston Organizing Memorial Run/Walk

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Suzanne Taylor had just crossed the finish line and was only a block away when the two bombs went off Monday in Boston.

“We heard one really loud boom,” she said.  “And we turned around and we saw really big huge smoke and flames.  And then a second boom.  And then everybody just started running basically.”

Taylor owns Fleet Feet in Jones Valley.  Now that she’s back, she isn’t trying to put the experience behind her, but is instead working to plan an event in Huntsville to show support for Boston.

“We are hoping that Sunday afternoon we can organize a run, walk, a chance for us to get together as runners, people in the community to have a picnic and just remember those people in Boston and what they are going through,” she said.

The event will be a run/walk/picnic for Boston.  It is Sunday, April 21 at 2 p.m. at the Hampton Cove Greenway.  Details are still being finalized, but here is a Facebook event link.

Taylor says the bombing will not keep her away.  She plans to compete in future Boston Marathons.

“Yeah, yeah I would.  My father is buried at the 30 K mark, so I have a sentimental reason to be there.  I think now we all have to show Boston that we will go back and support the community as well.”

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