Posted: Apr 29, 2013 9:18 AM by Judy Slate
Updated: Apr 29, 2013 9:19 AM
BOZEMAN - Hundreds of local runners hit the pavement over the weekend to raise money for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing.
Nearly 400 runners of all ages turned out Saturday for the Bozone to Boston race held in the Triple Tree Subdivision south of Bozeman.
"I've run Boston a couple of times. I'm from New England, and it seemed like the right thing to do," runner Rob Walker said.
Nine-year-old Ashley Swenson said she did the race because she enjoys running and wanted to help those affected by the bombing.
Some of the runners who took part in Saturday's event ran the 2013 Boston Marathon, including Nick Ricardi.
"It changed me. It reminded me of the important things in life," he said.
With a $20 registration fee, Bozone to Boston raised around $10,000 that will go to the One Fund for the victims of the bombing.
"It was so tragic and it just is a neat thing to be able to do," runner Minde Erickson said.
The Montana State University students who organized the event say they are happy with the turnout.