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CINCINNATI - One week after two explosions caused deaths and injuries at the Boston Marathon, local runners are lacing up their sneakers to help support the city.

On Monday, many Tri-State runners and walkers will participate in the Runners for Boston event. The 2.62-mile fun run/walk will bring a community of runners and walkers together to show support for those affected in the Boston area.

The Runners for Boston events are happening around the country to raise money for Boston's The One Fund after two explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15 led to three deaths and more than 180 injuries.

The event will be held at the Bob Roncker's Running Spot locations in Glendale, Newport, Loveland and O'Bryonville at 6:30 p.m.

Participants are encouraged to wear blue and yellow — the colors of the the Boston Marathon — or any race tee shirt. Also, a t-shirt that says "Runners for Boston" will be sold for $20 with 100 percent of the money going to The One Fund.

For every picture of someone in blue or yellow that the ICCFA receives , they will donate a dollar to The One Fund.

The One Fund was founded last week as a way to raise money to help the families most affected by the Boston Marathon tragedies.

"I am humbled by the outpouring of support by the business community and individuals who are united in their desire to help; The One Fund Boston will act as a central fund to receive much needed financial support," Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick said in a news release. "At moments like this, we are one state, one city, and one people."

For more information about the event, go to http://www.runningspot.com/ .

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