Michigan runners in Boston Marathon raise money for Red Cross Disaster Relief

Runners help Red Cross, search for closure

TROY, Michigan (WXYZ) - Runners from Michigan who participated in the Boston Marathon, are reaching out to raise money for Red Cross disaster relief.

The event runs from 6-11pm tonight Thursday June 13th, See below for Admission requirements.

It's billed as a "welcome home" celebration for runners who were participating in the Boston Marathon when terrorists blew up bombs at the finish line.

Tony Targan of West Bloomfield was there. He says tonight's event is important for runners, to help them find a sense of closure following the horror in Boston. Targan will read a personal article tonight that he wrote for Michigan Runner Magazine. "In sharing my story... I want other people to feel a sense that it's okay to share their stories and to actually share their joy at participating in Boston as well," says Targan.

The event is called: "In The Long Run," and it's hosted by the Tri-County Business Exchange.

Event Start Time & Duration: 6 pm -11 pm

Event Location: San Marino Club - 1685 E. Big Beaver Troy, MI

For more details and to register for the event see:    http://longruncelebration.org/                  

The event features:

VIP Cocktail Reception to Meet & Greet the Boston Marathon Runners
from Michigan with Special Guest Appearances
Strolling Food Stations by some of Metro Detroit's
favorite restaurants from 7 pm - 8 pm:
PF Changs China Bistro
Bahama Breeze
Rojo Mexican Bistro
La Marsa Mediterranean Cuisine
Orchid Café
Matthew's Catering
Achatz Handmade Pie Co.
Peteet's Famous Cheesecakes
Birmingham Chocolates
Holy Cannoli's
& More!

General Dancing throughout the Evening to 2XL,
one of Metro Detroit's Favorite Cover Bands
Dance Showcase by Professional Dancers
Keepsake Program
Cash Bar

Includes champagne reception with
Michigan Runners and VIP guests,
hors d'oeuvres, and strolling food stations.
Doors open at 6:00 pm.

Includes strolling food stations.
Doors open at 7:00 pm.

Doors open at 8:00 pm    

Advanced reservations encouraged but not mandatory:  http://longruncelebration.org/ 248.852.8077

All proceeds will go the the American Red Cross.
Due to the charitable nature of this event, no refunds can be honored.