Ways to find Boston Marathon runners

WASHINGTON – The Boston Marathon had more than 26,000 runners, and many of them are from D.C., Virginia and Maryland.

The 20-some members of the the Capital Area Runners group who ran in Boston are safe.

About 50 members of the Montgomery County Road Runners Club also are believed to be OK.

All six members of the Frederick Steeplechasers Running Club are accounted for.

To find relatives in Boston, family members should use this number, provided by Massachusetts Emergency Management: 1-617-635-4500.

Google is helping family and friends of runners find their loved ones after the explosions near the finish line. A site called Google Person Finder allows users to enter the name of a person they’re looking for or enter information about someone who is there.

The Red Cross says people can people can use its Safe and Well site to locate runners or let others know people are safe.

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