Group run to be held Monday to benefit Boston Marathon victims

lmorris@macon.comApril 19, 2013 

Macon-based Run Fit Sports is holding a memorial group run Monday and selling T-shirts to benefit a charity for Boston Marathon victims.

The store is joining other independent running stores across the country with memorial runs at 6:30 p.m. Monday to help the charity, One Fund Boston, according to a news release.

“The Boston Marathon tragedy affected all runners throughout our nation,” Run Fit Sports owner Perry Slaughter said in the release. “These memorial group runs are our way of showing our concern and support for the victims.”

All three store locations will host 2.62-mile runs, which is 10 percent of the Boston Marathon distance. The stores are at 4524 Forsyth Road in Macon, 4025 Watson Blvd. in Warner Robins and 1387 Ga. 20 in McDonough.

T-shirts will be available for $20, and all proceeds will be donated to the charity. Participants are asked to call 477-7577 to reserve a shirt so the store will know how many to print. Buying a shirt is not required to participate.

Runners are encouraged to wear blue and yellow, which are the Boston Marathon colors.

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