At least six runners from Springfield are listed as competing in today's Boston Marathon website. An official with the Springfield Road Runners Club says the initial indication is that all are safe. 970 WMAY News has spoken with one, Joy Guardia, who had already completed the race and was back in her hotel room when the explosions happened; she is unharmed. Relatives of other runners have also contacted us to let us know they are OK.
A phone number has been set up for people seeking information about family members who are competing today. That number is 617-635-4500... again that number is only for family members seeking information about loved ones who took part in the Boston Marathon.