The NewtownStrong Facebook site has reported that runners from that group have texted in and are unharmed.
NewtownSTRONG is a charitable foundation raising scholarship money for the siblings of children who died in the Sandy Hook Shooting. They group sent a delegation of runners to the marathon.
The Facebook page administrator posted “I just got a text message from one of our runners , letting me know that they are all safe.”
Today’s Marathon included 26 seconds of silence before the race for the 26 Newtown victims.
There were runners from the Newtown Strong Fund running the race.
At the moment, 4:10 p.m., we’re at the wait and pray stage.