Illinois Race Sports Custom Stickers Made by Radio Group
The Boston Marathon bombing has caused marathons throughout the country to have custom stickers made in tribute to the victims. According to The News-Gazette, the Illini Radio Group already printed thousands of ribbon stickers for the upcoming Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon. The group will ask all marathon participants to sport the stickers at the race's two-day expo as well as at the starting line and at the State Farm victory bash.
The group created the ribbon stickers to look like a shoelace with the word "Boston," and it plans to donate proceeds to The One Fund Boston.
Organizers of the Virginia Marathon Print Custom Stickers
According to WSAV-TV, the Blue Ridge Marathon also decided to print custom stickers in support of Boston. The race organizers created the stickers to incorporate a blue and yellow ribbon against a white background, with the words "Running for Boston" on top and 26.2 on the side of the ribbon designating the length of the marathon.
Both marathons hope their tribute to the Boston victims will help raise funds to assist with medical costs of those most affected by the bombings.