WXXI Local Stories
7:50 am
Sat April 27, 2013

Flower City Challenge Remembers Boston

Thousands participate in the Flower City Challenge.
Credit WXXI News

More than 2600 people were  part of  Sunday's 4th annual Flower City Challenge. The bombings at the Boston Marathon were on the minds of many of the runners, some of whom either took part in that race, or know people who did. 

The song "Sweet Caroline," now a staple of Red Sox games, was played right before the start of the race.

The 13.1 mile course went through a number of Rochester streets. It started at the Broad Street bridge downtown.

City Hall officials and police say they were  mindful of security concerns in the wake of the Boston bombings and had  developed enhanced plans to keep everyone safe.