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Group of friends run 100 mile relay to raise money for Greater Cleveland Food Bank

Their efforts raised $7,750 for the Food Bank which will provide almost 40,000 meals for families in need.
Credit: 100 Mile Pandemic Relay/Facebook

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.

Shaina finished 10 and Colleen is off running 13 for the second to the last leg of this whole relay!!!!! That girl can FLY!!!!

Posted by 100 Mile Pandemic Relay on Saturday, May 16, 2020

In total, the money raised so far will provide 30,880 meals for families in need.

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