BOSTON Two runs to support the One Fund Boston converge on the city Sunday.
First, a cross country relay that started in California ends Sunday night in Boston. One Run for Boston has raised more than $70,000 for the One Fund, the charity set up to help the families of the those killed in the bombings and the more than 260 who were injured.
The 3,000-mile relay started in Los Angeles on June 7, and it will end at the Boston Marathon finish line on Boylston Street Sunday night.
Three people in England came up with the idea for the relay as they watched coverage of the bombings in April.
Meanwhile, students and faculty of UMass Dartmouth will take turns carrying a torch from the campus to Boston, ending Sunday night in Boston, along with participants of One Run for Boston.
“We’re proud that UMass Dartmouth is coming together with runners from around the country and the world to showcase the strength and compassion of our community following the Marathon tragedy,” said Dartmouth Chancellor Divina Grossman in a statement.
Both relays conclude as the One Fund begins distributing $61 million in payments to bombing victims and their families.