WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- The One Run For Boston, the first ever non-stop relay across America, will make its way through Westchester County on Saturday en route to the finish line of the Boston Marathon.
The One Run was conceived by three British runners who wanted to show support for Boston after the April 15 bombings that killed three people and injured hundreds more at the finish line of the Boston Marathon.
Each runner will make a contribution to The One Fund Boston via their entry fee when they sign up to run. Money raised through this fund is being used to help the people most affected by the tragic events in Boston.
As of Thursday, the relay had raised just under $69,000.
“One Run For Boston is a chance for runners to come together and show solidarity in a really dynamic way,” race organizer Kate Treleaven said in a statement. “It’s a chance to be part of something remarkable, to demonstrate the strength of human spirit and send a powerful message of support to the city of Boston and those whose lives were changed on April 15.”
The relay began in Los Angeles on June 7 and has continued 3,300 miles in 319 stages across the country. The relay will travel through the states of California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut and finally, Massachusetts. The final four stages will take place along the same route as the Boston Marathon in Mass.
Stages 295 and 296 of the relay will run through Westchester County up the Route 1 corridor towards Connecticut.
Daisy and Francisca Escobar will take the baton from the Bronx at 10:10 a.m. to Harbor Island Park in Mamaroneck. The Escobars will then give way to Michael Grant at roughly 11:50 a.m., who will take the baton from Mamaroneck into Greenwich, Conn.
You can follow the run on One Run for Boston's website with a live map and real time pictures taken by runners and spectators.
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