Joey McIntyre runs Boston Marathon, stars show support for runners

Joey McIntyre tweets a photo before running the 2014 Boston Marathon.
Joey McIntyre/Twitter

Joey McIntyre was among the thousands of people running in the 2014 Boston Marathon on Monday -- a year after two bombs went off at the finish line. He joined some 36,000 runners who took to the streets of Boston amid higher security in the city that prides itself on its annual marathon.

The News Kids on the Block member ran his first-ever marathon last year in Boston, and just like last year he's running for his mom who's living with Alzheimer's disease. The Boston native is raising money for the cause, writing on his fundraising page, "I want to celebrate all that is beautiful on that day. All the gorgeous countryside, the towns, the people, the cheers, the signs, the college girls screaming, the hills, the valleys. Everything. Celebrate it. Laugh as I'm running, like I did last year. Cry as I'm running like I did last year. To be a part of so many peoples journeys to Boston and become one race."

See how other stars lending their support to this year's marathon runners: