28 Mar '13, 7pm

Sandy Hook race raises $420,000 to support victims' families

In a moving and emotional tribute, 15,000 runners took to the streets of Hartford, Connecticut last Saturday, raising nearly $420,000 to support the families who lost loved ones at the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting last December. The 5-K—the largest inaugural running event in the state's history—was originally planned for neighboring downtown Newtown where a gunman killed 20 children and six adults on December 14. But as registration shot above the 10,000-runner cap, organizers moved the race 45 miles away to Hartford. The amount is believed to be largest raised to date from the multiple road races organized on behalf of the grieving community. Just eight days after the shootings, Nashville’s 26.4.26 Run collected nearly $40,000. The Strides for Sandy Hook 5-K, held in Newtown in January, raised $3,600. Organizers of a virtual event, the Sandy Hook Elementary Memor...

Full article: http://www.runnersworld.com/races/sandy-hook-race-raises-...

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