04 - 08 - 2014 Boston-bound runners to pass through Lewistown Wednesday night
Wednesday night, Lewistown will be invaded by hundred of runners that began a quest in Los Angeles on March 16. One Run For Boston is a non-stop running relay across America in aid of the One Fund Boston that will finish in Boston on Sunday. More than 800 runners are anticipated to finish the relay two days before the first anniversary of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. Overall, some 2000 runners will have run 336 stages in 28 days totalling 3300 miles across 14 states. Some of the runners taking part in the relay were at the Boston Marathon in 2013 and saw the tragedy unfold first hand. These runners are expected to be passing through our area Wednesday & Wednesday night. Last year, runners in the original event kept the baton moving around the clock through scorching deserts, lightning storms and torrential rain raising nearly $100,000.