For the first time since the twin bombings at the 117th Boston Marathon killed three people and injured scores of others in April, the runners who raised money for the Boston Scholar Athletes program gathered for a private recognition event on Monday night.
Suffolk Construction employee Kim Norris and Liz Collins and BSA employee Joseph Cappellano also ran for the team that raised more than $25,000.
“It will be first time that we all got together since the marathon just to recognize how much we raised, which is a great accomplishment,” Dorchester Academy Zone Facilitator Shanell Mosley said before the Monday night dinner.
“A lot of us are inspired to run again next year. They are allowing those who did not finish to run again next year. I’m pretty sure most of us are intent on racing again next year.”
Mosley, who was stopped at Mile 21 when the bombs exploded, said the group raised more than $25,000. She’s unsure of their goal for next year.
“All of us plan to run again next year,” she said via email on Tuesday morning, “and we are hoping to have an even larger team! As for fundraising goals for next year, we are unsure.”
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