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Joggers Finish Cross-Country Run in Ocean City


OCEAN CITY, Md. - People in Ocean City may have seen some joggers race in on Saturday, with more miles than would be expected. The joggers had traveled 3,200 miles to reach their finish line. They trekked across the country to raise money for Sarcoma Cancer Research. 

The group of runners, who were part of an organization called "Miles to Give," began their journey in San Francisco at the Golden Gate Bridge and traveled all the way to Ocean City, raising $100,000 in the process.  

Ryan Bonhardt who works for the group. He said that the run was all about helping those who need it. 

"Some of the stories you hear are heart-breaking and at the same time amazing," he said. "It's been a roller coaster of emotions. And the main word I can use to sum it up is inspiration."

The group left San Francisco on February 14th, and has been running ever since then.

Ocean City native Courtney Ritter jumped on board with the runners for the final leg in her home city. 

"These runners are all amazing," she said. "They are the most selfless human beings I've ever met. They're amazing guys. And what they're doing is going to be remembered forever."

She's running the race with her best friend Sarah Narbut. Narbut's mother has been diagnosed with Sarcoma Cancer and so the girls are running to help raise money to save people like her. Narbut said that the race has changed her mother's life. 

"She just has this new glow and energy that I can't describe," she said. "It just feels like fate. I mean - of all the towns in the east coast they could choose to run. They choose my home town. When my family is battling this fight. And they're here. And they've brought a new light to our life."

Upon arrival, they finally relaxed and brought their long journey to a close. Ocean City's mayor rewarded them with the key to the city when they finally arrived to the Atlantic Ocean on Saturday. 

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