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Marathon Runners Hit the Course for Charitable Causes

HOPKINTON (WGGB) — As the sun rose on the starting line of the 2014 Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, hundreds of runners began their warm-ups for what will be a grueling 26.2 miles.

But for many participants, they will have extra incentive to cross the finish line.

The emotion of the first Boston Marathon since the 2013 bombings becomes even more strong for those running for charitable organizations.

Runner Andy Haufman chose to run for Boston Children’s Hospital, after their doctors saved his son’s life.

“He had an inoperable brain tumor before we came out here,” Haufman said. “And then just as an American to get behind the community of Boston.”

Haufman is one of thousands hitting the course hoping to raise money for organizations who have done countless good deeds for the people of Boston, the Commonwealth, and the country.

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