Organizers keep 'Run, Walk, Boom' event name after bombings - New York News

Organizers keep 'Run, Walk, Boom' event name after Boston bombings

Posted: Updated:
Photo of the question posed on the 'Run, Walk, Boom' event web site. Photo of the question posed on the 'Run, Walk, Boom' event web site.

HUNTINGTON WOODS, Mich. (AP) -- Organizers of a fundraiser to support a Detroit suburb's July 4 fireworks show plan to keep the event's name after reconsidering it following the Boston Marathon bombings.

The "Run/Walk BOOM!!!" races are June 29. Last year's inaugural Huntington Woods event attracted hundreds of participants, raising thousands of dollars.

The name drew attention after the bombings, and an online survey found support for keeping the name. Organizing committee member Alex Cooper told The Daily Tribune of Royal Oak (http://bit.ly/126BDQu ) that the name will be kept this year and then reevaluated.

"I certainly thought we had to change it, but after reading all the comments I see a lot of people have a different take," he said. "No matter what we do some people will be satisfied and some won't but the level of intensity from the people saying don't change it was a little stronger."

Some respondents to the survey said that the name should be changed, while others said changing the name would be a knee-jerk reaction.

Moments of silence are planned at the start of the races to honor Boston victims. They'll take place before the 1-mile event at 8:30 a.m. and the 5K at 9 a.m.

Ed Koslov of Huntington Woods, president of the Motor City Striders, said runners have been taking a moment to remember the lives lost and changed at the Boston Marathon at all area race events he has directed for the last three weekends.

"The crowds are very quiet and respectful," Koslov said.

Koslov is the Huntington Woods event's race course director and, along with committee members, will discuss with attendees about thoughts on the 2014 race.

"Even in our constant news-changing world, there will be a lot of press on the ... anniversary and we don't want to relive negative memories with our title," Koslov said.

------
Online:
http://www.runwalkboom.com

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Community celebrates renovated Queens Library branch damaged by Sandy

    Community celebrates renovated Queens Library branch damaged by Sandy

    Friday, April 18 2014 4:57 PM EDT2014-04-18 20:57:15 GMT
    It's been nearly a year and a half since Superstorm Sandy tore through the Queens Library Arverne branch in the Rockaways. Now it is back in business.Sandy left behind 4 feet of water. A massive renovation -- gutting, cleaning, repainting, rewiring -- was needed to get everything back up to speed. The library, which reopened March 18, is a vital part of the community.
    It's been nearly a year and a half since Superstorm Sandy tore through the Queens Library Arverne branch in the Rockaways. Now it is back in business.Sandy left behind 4 feet of water. A massive renovation -- gutting, cleaning, repainting, rewiring -- was needed to get everything back up to speed. The library, which reopened March 18, is a vital part of the community.
  • NYPD identifies woman wanted for baby snatch attempt

    NYPD: Woman tried to snatch baby in stroller

    Friday, April 18 2014 4:36 PM EDT2014-04-18 20:36:31 GMT
    Police want to question a woman who tried to push a stroller with a baby inside away from a nanny in Chelsea. The incident occurred on 8th Ave. and 17th St. at about 4 p.m. on Thursday. The 8-month-old baby was not harmed. People who were in the area jumped in to stop the woman before she took off southbound on 8th Ave., according to police. A sketch was released on Friday of the suspect.

    Police are looking for a woman who tried to push a stroller with a baby inside away from a nanny in Chelsea. Police have identified the suspect as Tara Anne McDonald, 46. The attempted kidnapping occurred on 8th Ave. and 17th St. at about 3:45 p.m. on Thursday, police said. People who were in the area jumped in to stop McDonald before she took off southbound on 8th Ave., according to police.


  • Basil farm ready to switch to marijuana

    Basil farm ready to switch to marijuana

    Friday, April 18 2014 4:11 PM EDT2014-04-18 20:11:50 GMT
    Basil plants grow on a New Jersey farm, but the facility could be turned into a five-acre medical marijuana greenhouse with only 48 hours' notice. The hoses from the state-of-the-art Dutch hydroponic system are watering flowers now, but with a few minor adjustments could just as easily grow marijuana plants for medicinal cannabis. The only reason it's not happening now is because the company is publicly traded and subject to federal law.
    Basil plants grow on a New Jersey farm, but the facility could be turned into a five-acre medical marijuana greenhouse with only 48 hours' notice. The hoses from the state-of-the-art Dutch hydroponic system are watering flowers now, but with a few minor adjustments could just as easily grow marijuana plants for medicinal cannabis. The only reason it's not happening now is because the company is publicly traded and subject to federal law.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices