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Group runs coast to coast for good cause

Posted at 10:07 PM, Aug 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-05 22:10:09-04

A group of 18 runners trek over 4,000 miles, all for a good cause.

It took just under seven weeks for the group to run coast to coast from San Francisco to Baltimore. They did it to raise awareness and funds for The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults.

One runner saw up close what cancer victims go through, and decided to help; "When I actually got to college, I had two friends who battled cancers when they were young adults, which is anyone from 15-39, and seeing what they struggled through and how they're still struggling to kind of get back on their feet, it's definitely something that motivated me. I'm also running for my grandmother who passed from cancer."

Participants began their journey on June 18 and slept on firehouse, church and gym floors in sleeping bags, all while averaging 6 to 16 miles of running per day.

On Saturday the group crossed the finish line in Federal Hill and received a warm welcome.