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Running for Boston in Bucks

The BucksFit 5K, to be held at Northampton Township Municipal Park on Sunday, April 28, will donate $2 for every person who finishes the race to a recovery fund supporting survivors and first responders affected by the Boston Marathon bombings.

Running for Boston in Bucks

Runners wearing items in support of the city of Boston run though New York´s Central Park Sunday, April 21, 2013, in the wake of the bombings at the Boston Marathon. Thousands of New Yorkers donned "I Run for Boston" bibs during a 4-mile run Sunday in Central Park, one of a number of races held around the world in support of the victims of the marathon bombings.  (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Runners wearing items in support of the city of Boston run though New York's Central Park Sunday, April 21, 2013, in the wake of the bombings at the Boston Marathon. Thousands of New Yorkers donned "I Run for Boston" bibs during a 4-mile run Sunday in Central Park, one of a number of races held around the world in support of the victims of the marathon bombings. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle) AP

The BucksFit 5K, to be held at Northampton Township Municipal Park on Sunday, April 28, will donate $2 for every person who finishes the race to a recovery fund supporting survivors and first responders affected by the Boston Marathon bombings.

According to a flier for the event, money will be given to the One Fund Boston, the fund established after last week's attack by Boston Mayor Thomas Menino and Massachussetts Governor Deval Patrick.

A portion of the proceeds will also benefit a local elementary school; students between kindergarten and 6th grade are encouraged to represent their schools, and combined times of the top 5 finishers from each school will determine which school wins. A donation will be given to that school's physical education program, the flier says.

Eric Bofinger, a trainer at at Bucks Physical Therapy, one of the run's sponsors, said the event, which is about six years old, generally draws around 100 racers. Bofinger, 28, participated in this year's Boston Marathon, but was thankfully finished before the explosions.

More information, including the ability to register, can be found here. The race costs $20 for participants over 13, and $12 for those in grades K - 6. It starts at 8:30 a.m. There is also a 1K "fun run" starting at 9:00 a.m.

Know of any other races in Bucks County supporting Boston? Let me know, either in the comments or via e-mail, cpalmer@phillynews.com

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