AMHERST, Mass. (WWLP) - The bombing attacks at the Boston Marathon have caused an outpouring of support around the world, and among runners in particular. In that spirit, a race this weekend in Amherst is being re-dedicated to the victim's of Monday's attacks.
Mark Dupont, spokesperson for the Diocese of Springfield, told 22News that the profits from the St. Brigid's 5K Road race and 1.5-mile Fun Walk will now be donated to a Boston-based charity.
The race will start at 9:30 Saturday morning at the southern end of McGuirk Stadium, which is where the race will also end. Registration is available online through Thursday at runreg.com at a cost of $18. You can also register the day of the race for $20, with discounts for students and families.