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One Run For Boston 2 kicks off in California

For the second time in a year, thousands of runners are relaying from California to Massachusetts to raise funds for the survivors of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings.

One Run Boston makes its way through California in June 2013. Photo: Nicolaus Czarnecki/Metro One Run Boston makes its way through California in June 2013. Photo: Nicolaus Czarnecki/Metro

For the second time in a year, thousands of runners are relaying from California to Massachusetts to raise funds for the survivors of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings.

The One Run for Boston 2 kicked off Sunday in Santa Monica, and is expected to draw 2,000 participants before wrapping up in Boston onApril 13, two days before the Marathon's one-year anniversary.

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More than 800 runners are anticipated to cross the Boylston Street finish line that day.

Organizers describe the nation-wide run as "an epic running relay from LA to Boston raising funds and awareness for The One Fund Boston."

Metro first reported on the inauguralOne Run national relay last May.

The relay's aim is to raise $1 million to help support the survivors of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings.

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