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Gallatin Valley locals run for Boston Marathon bombing victims

By Katherine Mozzone, KTVM Reporter, kmozzone@ktvm.com
Published On: Apr 27 2013 06:16:31 PM MDT
Updated On: Apr 27 2013 06:16:47 PM MDT
BOZEMAN, Mont. -

Gallatin Valley locals raised over $5,000 for victims of the Boston Marathon attacks.

Over 400 runners turned out for the Bozone to Boston 10-K and 5-K runs this morning in Triple Tree, just outside of town.
     
An MSU student organized the event to honor Boston, just about a week ago.
     
We caught up with a couple of Bozeman locals who ran in the Boston Marathon. They tell us they ran to show their support.

"I think it's a great way just to say that we're not going to be terrorized, we're not going to live in fear and there's more good in the world than evil," says runner Neal Andrews.

Runner ReBecca Sorenson tells us this cause hits close to home.

"You see what it did to the city and just here to help, I guess. I wanted to donate and, might as well run, too," says Sorenson.

Sorenson's former MSU teammate Heather Haug didn't run in the Boston Marathon but says the bombings effected her also.

"I was kind of impacted when I found out there was a bomb over there and I had friends over there. It just kind of struck close to home," says Haug.

Proceeds of the runs go to The One Fund, a charity formed by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Tom Merino.