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Nation’s first cross-country relay to benefit Boston

Published On June 6, 2013 | By Francesca Pelletier

The cruelty and devastation the Boston Marathon tragedy caused is still being felt around the world. With the two-month anniversary approaching, the nation is still rallying around this special city in many ways. One of those ways is a remarkable relay race called The One Run for Boston.

This run is the first non-stop, coast-to-coast, 3,000-mile relay race attempted in the United States. A special baton will be carried by each runner that will contain a GPS tracker for the entire world to monitor on www.onerunforboston.org.

This historic event will kick off on Friday, June 7 in Los Angeles.  The plan is for the race to travel through 14 states before hitting the Boston Marathon finish line on June 30.  The race will be divided into 300 segments, each being run by an individual or team.

So who came up with this inspiring event? The race was developed by three friends who are all involved with an agency, Boundless Pursuits, an adventure group that holds events to raise money for charitable causes.

Runners and non runners are encouraged to play a part in this event by joining a team, making a donation, or cheering on the runners through their journey.  The registration and donation pages can be found at www.onerunforboston.org. All of the funds raised will be donated to The One Fund. This empowering, emotional and historic event will prove it is not just “Boston Strong”, we are in fact, “America Strong.”

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