Running group from Tennessee that passed through New Jersey while raising money for bombing victims reaches Boston
EDISON - A group of runners that passed through New Jersey this week on its way to compete in Monday's Boston Marathon has reached its destination after raising tens of thousands of dollars.
The Run Now Relay Runners, of Tennessee, has raised more than $60,000. Last year's bombings killed three people and injured at least 260 others. Sixteen of those injured lost limbs, including three children.
The group began its marathon trek last Saturday, each running six miles at a time. Finding a place to stay in New Jersey was a challenge, until Country Inn Suites answered its call.
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General Manager Lisa Podlinski says the hotel jumped in as a family and tried to take care of the runners as best they could.
The team arrived in Boston at around noon Saturday, and has already presented the money it's raised to the two Boston-based charities it was running for.