Over 60 people showed up for the run held Wednesday night in the courtyard around the Scharbauer Student Center. The range of participants went from dogs, to adults to children.
"I thought it would be nice for those people with no legs and arms and who died, I thought it would be nice to walk for them," said elementary school student Caleb Prado.
Prado and his band of friends were just a few of the dozens that showed up for the Midland College planned event.
"I felt bad for them cause it must have been a lot of pain," said 10-year-old Esaias Mancha.
Considering the short notice, Midland College SGA member Daniel Wright said it's great to see a large turnout. HE said it's a sign of Americas compassion.
"We are all Americans. When something like this happens we want to stand together," said Wright.
While it may be hard to accept the images of the tragedy, they unfortunately won't be erases.
"My dad showed me a picture of this guy in a wheelchair with no legs," said 9-year-old Josiah Salazar.
Salazar said when he first saw the picture he was scared. The bombings in Boston were even more scary for the people that witnessed them first hand. Some said the run could have a healing affect.
"I believe this is one way we can help them out a little bit," said runner Joshua Watson.
Meanwhile, as the runners continued their run, the youngest of the crowd admits that they don't mind getting a little winded. They say they are clear on their purpose.
"So we can run for those who passed away in Boston," said Mancha.