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Pokemon Go 5K "Walk For Our Future" Takes Over Ocean City Boardwalk Sunday Morning

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Pokemon Go 5k walkers wearing their "Team Instinct" shirts (Photo:WBOC) Pokemon Go 5k walkers wearing their "Team Instinct" shirts (Photo:WBOC)

OCEAN CITY, Md.- Everywhere you looked you could see them.  Well over 100 people immersed in their phones as if it was like looking into another world, and all for a good cause.  With the newest smartphone hit game Pokemon Go, it is indeed another world mixed in with our own.

On Sunday morning, the first Pokemon Go 5K "Walk For Our Future" kicked off at 9am by the inlet parking lot.  For the next few hours, you could not go more than a few steps on the boardwalk without seeing someone attempting to catch a Pokemon.  Groups of players would stop suddenly as a rare Pokemon like Kabuto appeared on the boards.  Many of the players wore shirts bearing the name and logo of their team in the game.

Sunday's event was more than just a chance for players to get out and meet new people and catch new Pokemon.  It was also a fundraiser for Healthier Generation, a group working to fight childhood obesity.  On a GoFundMe page, organizers raised over $1,500 for the cause, and donors received one of the team shirts.

Organizers say more events are planned for the future following the success of Sunday's walk in Ocean City.

For more information on the 5K walk, DelmarvaLife previewed the event on their show.

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