Message from the president of the Interior Running Association:
We are shocked and saddened by the events that occurred April 15 at the Boston Marathon. Our thoughts go out to all those affected. We know that Boston Marathon is an important race for many local runners and we wish them all a swift journey home.
BC Athletics has released the following statement:
BC Athletics extends its condolences and thoughts to the victims and families affected by the tragedy that occurred at the Boston Marathon.
That such a positive, festive event that brings together people from around the world to celebrate and honour is itself a victim – is so very sad.
BC Athletics and the hundreds of event organizers in British Columbia want to assure the participants and spectators that safety is of paramount importance. As appropriate BC Athletics will be asking event organizers to review their safety and security plans with local authorities.
Greg White, Chair
Brian McCalder, President/CEO