More than 1,000 turn out for run to honor Boston Marathon bombing victims

Run took place around Mission Bay

SAN DIEGO - More than 1,000 people turned out on Monday for a run to honor the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.

The 5-mile run was held around Mission Bay a week after the bombings, which left 3 people dead and more than 170 injured.

Two local women who wanted to honor the victims organized the event through Facebook. They thought they would initially get about 100 people, but 1,400 signed up.

Susan Schaefer, whose niece and niece's boyfriend were injured in the attack, came to the run with their photos to honor them.

"This is a perfect example of what the running community is," Schaefer said. "We're a tight community, we're a running family. Whether you run a 13-minute mile or a 6-minute mile, you're a runner and we come together and this is our way of showing our support."

Many of the runners wore a sign that read, "We are all Boston Marathoners at heart."

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