NYC initiates 'Virtual 5K' to raise money for Boston Marathon victims

The initiative requires participants to pay a $25 entry fee and then complete a 5-kilometer walk or run on their own time.

The initiative requires participants to pay a $25 entry fee and then complete a 5-kilometer walk or run on their own time. (4/19/13)

PROSPECT PARK - New York City has set up a unique fundraiser to help those affected by the Boston bombings.

Known as the "Virtual 5K," the initiative requires participants to pay a $25 entry fee and then complete a 5-kilometer walk or run on their own time. All money will go to One Fund Boston, which Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino established to help the families victimized by the attack.

The "Virtual 5K" has so far raised more than $5,000. The goal stands at $25,000.
 

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