Via Susan Carroll-Dwyer:
The One Run For Boston cross-country relay, which last year raised $91,000 for the One Fund Boston to help the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings left from Los Angeles on March 16.
The record-breaking non-stop running relay is expected to reach Milford on April 12, and there are plenty of opportunities for local runners and supporters to get involved.
The 3,300 mile route is divided into 336 stages across 14 states. Most stages are about10 miles with some as long as 22 miles. Each stage can accommodate up to 25 runners.
Local runner Stephen Kraffmiller, a native of Milford now living in Waltham, Mass. has signed up to run the final two stages of the relay from Waltham to Boston on April 13.
“I ran this event last year when the shock was still raw,” Krafmiller said. “It took place only about 10 weeks after the bombing at the Boston Marathon finish line. I think we wanted to show that the running community was strong and would not be broken.”
Interested runners can sign up to run one or more stages of the relay via the event website www.onerunforboston.org So far more than 1250 runners have signed up to run and between them they have raised over $275,000. Supporters may follow the relay via a live tracker map, photo gallery and blog.