Duo Runs From D.C. to Boston to Deliver Donation

By Erica Jones
|  Monday, Jun 3, 2013  |  Updated 7:21 AM EDT
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A group of runners is honoring the memory of the Boston bombing victims by running from the Pentagon to the finish line of the marathon.

A group of runners is honoring the memory of the Boston bombing victims by running from the Pentagon to the finish line of the marathon.

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Duo Runs From D.C. to Boston

After raising more than $55,000 for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings, Frank Fumich and Matt Nelson will run from D.C. to Boston (that's 450 miles!) to hand-deliver the donation.

Duo Runs From D.C. to Boston

After raising more than $55,000 for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings, Frank Fumich and Matt Nelson will run from D.C. to Boston (that's 450 miles!) to hand-deliver the donation.
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The local runners hoofing it from D.C. to Boston have reached their destination.

After five days of non-stop running, Frank Fumich and Matt Nelson reached Boston Saturday.

Fumich and Nelson began the 450 mile journey Tuesday to deliver the $55,000 they raised for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. With more money pouring in as they ran, the duo reached the marathon's finish line with over $78,000 in donations.

"Frank decided instead of flying up to present the money, we'd run it up," Nelson said.

The pair ran in six-hour shifts, switching off until their trek was complete. But there was a bit of a hiccup as they closed in on New York -- the duo had to run an extra 12 miles to make their way around traffic in Newark, N.J.

Before they left D.C. at 6 a.m. Tuesday, Nelson and Fumich said they suspected other runners might join them on their four-day journey.

"We have a spot tracker, so people can follow our progress. And we've invited people via social media to come out and join us... There's going to be some lonely roads, and it'd be nice to have some friends running along," Fumich said.

Fumich and Nelson kicked off their inspirational journey live on News4 Today.

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