CAPE ELIZABETH, ME (WHDH) — Maine's biggest road race honored victims of the Boston Marathon bombing.

Karen Rand, who lost one of her legs in the blast at the Boston Marathon finish line, sounded the horn to start the annual "Beach to Beacon" 10K run. She said that day is never very far from her mind.

"My boyfriend Kevin wanted to run today just to get us right back in there, and he thought it would be a good idea for me to start the race and just get back to living, because that's what we really need to do,” said Marathon bombing survivor, Karen Rand.

This year's race had tightened security but 6,000 runners still lined up and were eager to run.

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