(Cleveland) - In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon tragedy on April 15, race directors across the country saw an outpouring of compassion and support from runners who want to help and support Boston during their run in upcoming marathons.

Now Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon runners can help as well!

Race directors from the DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon, the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon and the Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon – all events held in May – have joined forces to provide an opportunity for their participants to show support of the Boston Marathon through donations to the One Fund Boston (www.onefundboston.org).

One Fund Boston was announced April 17 by Mass. Governor Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Menino, the purpose of which is to raise money to help those families most affected by the tragic events that unfolded during the Boston Marathon.

Each race will purchase and make available at their event blue wristbands inscribed with “Boston Strong”.  Participants can “purchase” the bands for whatever amount they would like to give as a donation to One Fund Boston.  All of the money will be sent directly to One Fund Boston at the conclusion of each respective race weekend.

“Many of our participants have been looking for ways to not only give money to support Boston, but also to wear something during their race to show their support for the victims and the city,” said Jack Staph, Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon executive director. “This bracelet will allow them to do both, and we’re glad to work with Cincinnati and Pittsburgh on this fundraiser.”

All of the races will hold a moment of silence at the start line on race day.

The Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon will be held Sunday, May 19 and information is available at www.clevelandmarathon.com.

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