Monday evening in Missoula hundreds of Montanans showed up to fund-raise for those affected by the Boston Marathon bombings.

NBC Montana was there while folks stretched and warmed up to run either a two or four miles.

Runners Edge and Run Wild Missoula hosted the event to help support the bombing victims and get aid to relief groups.

We caught up with a few Missoula runners who say they saw the opportunity to help and jumped on it.

“I just think there's no better way to support the cause than running for it,” said Missoula runner Haley Kramer.  “I'm just thinking about all the victims that were affected by the event.”

“My motivator for coming out here was the impact it had on me last week,” said Missoula runner Alonda Paccock.  “I just couldn't help but follow everything that was going on and just wanted to be out here to do what I can to support it.”

NBC Montana checked in with event organizers right before our ten o’clock newscast on Monday - they tell us they’re still counting, but confirmed Monday’s event rose over $16,000

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