"For Boston!" yelled six of the Boston Marathon runners from the Coast.
For the first time since the Boston Marathon, these runners -Tracey Ashall, Joey Begg, Tom Pfleeger, Tim McDaniel, Leonard Vergunst, and Joshua Ord- came together to show unity.
"We're actually having a charity run for the Boston victims," said Boston Marathon runner Tracey Ashall.
Nearly 500 people began the run, sending a message that evident, wearing signs that read, "We are all Boston Marathoners at heart."
"The message of today is we will all overcome this. We will be united and we will grow stronger," said Ashall.
"We're all united in this. We may not be the ones who were injured, but we're still united with you guys and we give you all our love and our prayers and I hope that you all heal up really fast," said Boston Marathon runner Joey Begg.
"Maybe we can bring a little bit of happiness and little bit of good will to the people up there in Boston from South Mississippi," said Boston Marathon runner Tim McDaniel.
"No matter what you try to do to put us down, as a running community, we will come together and we will be strong," said Boston Marathon runner Joshua Ord.
"Runners, we're all friends. We're a community. When somebody hurts, we all hurt," said Boston Marathon runner Leonard Vergunst.
"America is a strong country and we'll survive this and hopefully from all this we'll become a better nation," said McDaniel.
United they ran, sending a message that they're not slowing down anytime soon. Almost 500 runners participated in the event and nearly $10,000 was raised.
Tuesday, March 11 2014 9:00 AM EDT2014-03-11 13:00:39 GMT
A man has been arrested in connection with the 2012 beating death of a 70-year-old man in New Britain, police said.Alexis Rodriguez, 32, was identified as the suspect in the murder of James Joseph, Sr.,More >
A man has been arrested in connection with the 2012 beating death of a 70-year-old man in New Britain, police said.More >
Tuesday, March 11 2014 8:28 AM EDT2014-03-11 12:28:24 GMT
A Hartford police sergeant was in the hot seat following a high speed chase that was caught on camera. A few weeks ago, Sgt. Eric Smith barreled through a red light on a city street, hit speeds of 80 milesMore >
A Hartford police sergeant was in the hot seat following a high speed chase that was caught on camera.More >
Monday, March 10 2014 6:49 PM EDT2014-03-10 22:49:18 GMT
One of the two men accused in a deadly Cheshire home invasion in 2007 was found "unresponsive" in his cell Monday morning.Steven Hayes, who was convicted in a 2007 attack in which Jennifer Hawke-PetitMore >
One of the two men accused in a deadly Cheshire home invasion in 2007 was found "unresponsive" in his cell Monday morning.More >
Tuesday, March 11 2014 12:13 PM EDT2014-03-11 16:13:37 GMT
Firefighters in West Haven are on the scene of an early morning fire. Officials said the fire was called in at 89 Coleman Street shortly after 4:30 a.m. There is no word on if anyone has been injured. WFSBMore >
Officials said a couple and their grown daughter were killed in an early morning fire Tuesday at a West Haven condominium complex.More >
Tuesday, March 11 2014 7:51 AM EDT2014-03-11 11:51:06 GMT
Health officials are investigating two cases of measles in Fairfield County and now, schools are warning parents about the disease.An adult, whose age was not provided, and an infant got the measles, accordingMore >
Health officials are investigating two cases of measles in Fairfield County, and now schools are warning parents about the disease.More >
Monday, March 10 2014 9:25 AM EDT2014-03-10 13:25:30 GMT
Patients and doctors said they were worried that their personal information was exposed after someone found medical records from a lab in Newington.Therese Carey said she was surprised when EyewitnessMore >
Patients and doctors said they were worried that their personal information was exposed after someone found medical records from a lab in Newington.More >
Monday, March 10 2014 5:12 PM EDT2014-03-10 21:12:44 GMT
State police are investigating a medical incident in Lebanon Monday morning. Officers were called to a scene on Smith Road around 8:50 a.m. The incident remains under investigation by state police andMore >
State police are investigating after two people were found dead in a motor vehicle in Lebanon Monday morning.More >