UPDATED: Mission runners alive and well

A Hatzic Elementary School teacher and District of Mission employee took part in the Boston Marathon

Two Mission residents were listed to have participated in today’s Boston Marathon, and word has reached back here that both are safe and sound.

Hatzic Elementary School teacher Colin Mclean ran the marathon, and according to principal Melinda Dempster, he crossed the finish line about five minutes before the explosions.

Family contacted the school to let everyone know that he was uninjured, said Dempster.

Chris Race is a District of Mission employee, and competed in the marathon, and according to a text received by a co-worker, she was 400 metres from the finish line when the bombs went off. Her companion, Peter Haffner, is also safe, and was around the corner when the bombs were detonated.

More details as they become available.




• Friends and relatives of Canadians believed to be affected by the Boston Marathon explosions who need assistance, can contact @TravelGoC, 1-800-387-3124 or email sos@international.gc.ca.

• If you are concerned for a friend or family member who ran the Boston Marathon today, you can see their last check-in here: raceday.baa.org/individual.html.

• Google has a people finder: http://google.org/personfinder/2013-boston-explosions.

• Marathon runners who are safe and families looking for loved ones can visit the Red Cross: http://safeandwell.communityos.org/cms/index.php.

• If you are looking for missing persons related to the explosions, call the Mayor’s Missing Person’s hotline at 1-617-635-4500.