Sunday’s road race nets $8K for Boston Marathon bombing victims (with PHOTOS)

by susan on June 11, 2013

A couple hundred runners and walkers pounded the pavement in Southborough on Sunday to help raise more than $8K for victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. The 5K race, which started and ended at Trottier Middle School, was organized by Southborough-owned FitStudio 28, with help from the Southborough Recreation Department and other local businesses.

Proceeds from the race were donated to The One Fund. In addition to money raised through the $25 race registration fee, marathon-themed paintings donated by Southborough’s Bigelow Center for the Arts, were auctioned off as a fundraiser. The sale of woven rubber-band bracelets – made and sold by a group of Southborough kids – raised an impressive $400 for the cause.

The race was dedicated to Martin Richards, the youngest bombing casualty, on what would have been his 9th birthday.

Find photos from the event in the gallery below (click a thumbnail to enlarge). Complete race results are posted online here.

1 Pat Q. June 11, 2013 at 6:40 PM

Very impressive. So nice to see people coming together for such a meaningful cause.

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