Vancouver Sun Run registration soars to 47,000

The 2013 Vancouver Sun Run will go ahead this weeknd, says Jamie Pitblado, vice-president of promotions and community investment with Pacific Newspaper Group. Richard Lam / PNG

Organizers of the Vancouver Sun Run say more than 47,000 people have now registered for Sunday’s race.

Registration for the run soared following the Boston bombings and organizers say $10 dollars from every late registration will go to a fund dedicated to victims of last week’s attack.

Participants in the 10-kilometre Sun Run are being encouraged to wear blue and yellow — the official colours of the Boston Marathon — as a tribute to three people, including an eight-year-old boy, who died and more than 140 others who were injured in two separate bomb explosions.

While there’ll be no registration on race day, runners can still sign up at BC Place Stadium Saturday.

Organizers for the race have beefed up security and have a plan in place with the City of Vancouver, police and fire officials.

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With files from the Canadian Press

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