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By Heather Cass Erie Times-News staff blogger
If you want to know anything about the local running scene, ask Heather Cass. A member of the Erie Runners Club for 10-plus years, she is immersed in the local fitness culture, and she's taking your questions.   Read more about this blog.
Posted: April 17th, 2013
Virtual run for unity


The Facebook group Run Junkees has launched a virtual run event — Runners United to Remember — to “both honor the victims as well as display an act of unity and solidarity in the running community.”

When is it? How far is it? How much does it cost?

Whenever. However far you want to run. It’s free.

Virtual runs work like this: You print out the bib, you pin it on, and you go. You can gather 19 friends, you can gather 100 friends, or you can go solo. Just run. Then, once you’ve completed your unity run, you are welcome to post a picture to the RunJunkees facebook page.

Invite anyone you want: 58,000 are already “attending.”

BTW: The virtual run organizers offer this warning: This is not a fundraiser. Please be careful of scams (already) of people claiming to be raising money. 

Tshirts are available, too, and I’ll admit that I thought that was totally opportunistic until I saw that 100% of the proceeds will go the Red Cross. You can order shirts until Friday.


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