…Kelly Konstanty, Morgan Mermagen and Mike Grant were on the run.
The trio ran through Westport, in Stage 315 of the One Run for Boston. The charity event — for One Fund Boston, which supports victims of last year’s horrific Boston Marathon bombing — began March 16 in Los Angeles. It ends tomorrow in Massachusetts, a week before the Marathon.
So far, over $410,000 has been raised, by 1,990 runners.
The trio received the baton downtown, around 4:30 a.m., from a group that started in Darien. Kelly, Morgan and Mike ran to Bridgeport, arriving there around 6:05.
Kelly has run the Boston Marathon before, but can’t this year. This is her way of showing support for “Boston Strong.”
Grant adds, “If you are trying to defeat the human spirit, marathoners are the wrong group to target. We run for those who can’t.”
The runners thanked the Westport Police for their escort, and their supporters who cheered them on.
Congratulations, Kelly, Morgan and Mike. You did more before dawn today than many of us will achieve all weekend!
You guys are awesome — you ran ~20 miles in an hour and a half in the pre-dawn hours and are SMILING afterwards?! Am proud to support you, and the One Run for Boston. Great going!
I’d like to think I could have run 20 miles in an hour and a half – just 10 today! But thank you for the support!
Thank you Dan! For anyone wanting to support the cause, giving aid to One Fund Boston, you can do so at http://www.onerunforboston.org.
Kelly, you’re one of a kind! Congrats!!!!
Kelly, your amazing…what don’t you do?! Congrats to all 3 of you!