Fundraiser to take place Monday at Washington Park at 8 a.m. to raise money during Boston Marathon

DENVER - During Monday's Boston Marathon, runners and walkers in Denver can help raise money.

Nike will donate $1 for every mile logged on Monday on the Nike+ app, uploaded using the hashtag, "#StrongerEveryRun."

"For every one of those miles, Nike will donate a dollar to the Challenged Athletes Foundation," said Nike representative Kenyon Neuman.

Denver's Runners Roost is helping to organize the run at Washington Park which will coincide with the start of the Boston Marathon. The marathon starts at 8 a.m. Denver time, which is when runners will meet at the South High School parking lot.

Nike is also raising money in Boston starting Friday. For every mile run on a treadmill in the Nike Boston store, the company will donate $100.

By the end of Monday, Nike will donate up to $150,000.

"When somebody attacks something we love; something we hold sacred, everyone really unites," said Neuman.

Denver runners going to Boston got together for one last workout at a Runners Roost run club on Wednesday night.

"I actually wasn't even considering going back to Boston, but after last year, I decided to go out to do a marathon and qualify," said Centennial runner Ryan Martin.

"(It) will be my first Boston Marathon," said Centennial runner Lenny Laraio. "It's something I've always wanted to do and this year is just going to be that much more special."

Runners from Denver will be given special running singlets from Nike, with the hashtag, "#StrongerEveryRun."

"I think it's going to just have this emotional, but happy vibe of kind of getting out there again and just showing everyone that we're still going to come back and do this every year," said Laraio.

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