CLEVELAND — A group of 12 friends started with a goal to raise $1,200 for the Greater Cleveland Food Bank through a 100-mile relay race on the West side of Cleveland this past Saturday.
As of this writing, they ended up raising $7,750! With the help of some fun run participants across the country, they ran for a collective 424.3 miles.
The runners shared their caused in a Facebook post on the group page titled "100 Mile Pandemic Relay."
"Let's do this, and put our long runs to some good use," the post begins. "If you can make a donation or can come and support us as we run, we'd love it!" the creators wrote.
Runners ended up participating in various cities from San Diego, CA to Washington, D.C. Runners in Cleveland practiced safe social distancing by exchanging "a fist pump from a good 10ft," rather than handing off a baton.
In total, the money raised so far will provide 30,880 meals for families in need.