April 9, 2014
For immediate release

Sacramento Running Association plans free 3-mile event Tuesday

The spirit of the Boston Marathon comes to Sacramento on Tuesday night.

A free 3-mile run offered by the Sacramento Running Association honors and celebrates the Boston race, which began in 1897 and is the world’s oldest annual marathon. It also pays tribute to the three victims who were killed and the more than 260 people who were injured by the bombings at the 2013 Boston Marathon.

A 6 p.m. start is planned for the event, which starts and finishes at Blue Prynt Restaurant and Bar, 815 11th Street in Sacramento. The run will make two loops around the state Capitol.

This year’s Boston Marathon is scheduled for April 21.

“The Sacramento Running Association is looking forward to hosting this community-based run for all Sacramento runners,” SRA Executive Director Ellen Moore said. “This is an opportunity for Sacramento runners to celebrate this year’s Boston Marathon, remember those affected by last year’s tragic event and do what we do best: run!”

The run is sponsored by Samuel Adams Boston Lager, Fleet Feet Sports and adidas. A portion of the proceeds from Samuel Adams and adidas purchases at Blue Prynt will be donated to One Fund Boston, which raises money for those most affected by the bombings.

No registration is required.

The Sacramento Running Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to finding ways to encourage people of all ages and abilities to run. The SRA is committed to developing new, quality running events that appeal to a broad variety of runners.