Okla. runners show support with Boston “Red Socks” tribute

EDMOND, Okla. – Oklahoma runners are wearing red socks to show their support for the city of Boston.

Over 50 runners took part in a 5k through the streets of Edmond Monday night.

Most of them were wearing knee-high red socks.

“That’s a tragic event that happened and as runners we kind of band together and it is a great thing for us to show the support for those people in Boston,” runner Jeff Thionnet said.

Runners chose to wear red socks because of the Boston Red Sox.

Race organizers said similar races took place across the country.

Monday marked one week since the Boston Marathon bombings.

“We know they would do the same for us; Oklahoma City has been through this before,” organizer Jena Walla said.

Many of the runners will participate in the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon Sunday.

They plan on wearing red socks for the marathon.