Saint Michael's student-athletes to hold Walk for Boston on Thursday (NOW WITH PHOTOS)


COLCHESTER, Vt. - Saint Michael's College student-athletes will partake in an on-campus Walk for Boston on Thursday, honoring those lives affected and lost due to the bombings at the Boston Marathon on April 15. The distance of five miles will serve as a symbolic gesture to support the runners whose races were cut short.

The walk will begin at 4:30 p.m. in front of the Tarrant Recreation Center. Among teams slated to participate are men's basketball, women's basketball, field hockey, men's ice hockey, women's ice hockey, women's lacrosse, women's soccer, softball and women's tennis. Each squad has as least one student-athlete hailing from the Greater Boston area. Participants will don navy and yellow ribbons, representing the official colors of the 2013 Boston Marathon.

After starting at Tarrant, the student-athletes will circle the 300s Field, traverse the neighboring Gilbrook Natural Area, make a loop around the Doc Jacobs Field Complex, and swing through the 100s, 200 and 400s townhouses before making their way back to the Ross Sports Center for a post-walk barbecue.