The Sacramento Running Association will host the first Marathon Memorial Run Tuesday, exactly one year after the Boston Marathon — an event Hannah Schmidt of Elk Grove remembers in vivid detail.
Then just 18, the Simpson College student tells FOX40 she finished just a minute and a half before the first bomb went off.
“i was about a block and a half ahead,” Schmidt said. “Everyone stopped. We all looked back at it and everyone was completely silent. This is not something I’ll ever forget.”
That day, April 15, 2013, was a day that runners across the country and in Sacramento will never forget.
“I remember exactly where I was when I turned on the TV and saw this happen, I think you asked every runner in this town, they can say the same thing,” Sacramento Running Association Executive Director Ellen Moore said.
Moore is helping put on Tuesday’s three-mile marathon memorial run at 6 p.m., starting and finishing at the Blue Prynt Restaurant on 11th Street. The free run has no sign ups.
The Blue Prynt has agreed to donate a dollar to the Boston One charity fund for every Sam Adams beer sold.