One Year Later, Runners Travel U.S. For Boston Marathon Victims

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Today marks the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing. In order to honor those affected by the bombing, a group of runners ran across the country — that’s more than 3,300 miles! — to raise money for the One Fund.

About 2,000 runners took part in The One Run for Boston. Individuals would run a set amount of miles — like seven or twenty, and then relay off to other runners. The run started in Santa Monica in March and ended just over the weekend in Boston.

The Huffington Post reports that it wasn’t an easy breeze of a run, but that the people taking part were passionate and glad to do it: “An organizer says runners raced through deserts and survived tornadoes and were upbeat as they neared the finish line.”

All told, this running raised more than $425,000. And while the point of it was to honor those affected in Boston, the runners made a point to honor others as well. They viewed memorials for both the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the victims of the Oklahoma City bombing, an event that occurred in 1995.

Last year, people raised about $61 MILLION in the two and a half months after the bombing. That is an amazing accomplishment, and donations are still accepted to help those in need.

The One Fund explains that it “is actively participating in efforts to commemorate the one year anniversary on April 15th, and is making plans to make a second distribution to survivors this summer.”

If you want to help out on the one year anniversary of the bombings,  check out the action links below.

Photo: (Facebook/OneRunForBoston)

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