One Run For Boston goes through Connecticut

MILFORD, Conn. (WTNH) – A cross-country charity run that’s raising money for victims of the Boston Marathon bombings made its way through Connecticut Saturday afternoon.

“That baton started in California and now it’s here,” said runner Nick Mongillo. “It’s really cool to handle the baton that everyone has handled from California to here so far.”

The One Run For Boston relay began March 16 in Los Angeles. After streaming through Connecticut, it should hit Boston by Sunday night.

“Last year we raised $91,000 and we’ve got well over four times that amount this year,” said race organizer Danny Bent. “We are so proud of every single runner.”

Runners travel between 10 to 20 miles before passing the baton to the next group.

“It’s just an awesome feeling,” said runner Kelly Gallagher. “You know sometimes you run alone a lot and do races alone and you’re not with a team and it’s so great to be part of something that’s bigger.”

Bent, who is from the U.K., said all the publicity for the relay was done over Facebook.

Brian Spyros reporting

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