Rain doesn't slow up national relay stage

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By Andrew Harner

A national relay raising money for One Run For Boston passed through Fayette County last Thursday night, despite cold and rainy conditions.

Rick Myers, a Vandalia resident and marathon enthusiast, was joined for Stage 214 by Matt Roberts of Vandalia and Scott Ealy of Effingham for an 11-mile run beginning at 11:10 p.m. at Bluff Equipment in Bluff City.

The run continued to the intersection of U.S. Route 40 and Interstate Drive in St. Elmo, with the trio arriving slightly ahead of schedule at 1:12 a.m.

The relay began in Santa Monica, Calif., on March 16, and is scheduled to conclude in Boston’s Copley Square on Sunday.

The goal of the relay is to raise at least $1 million for the One Boston Fund (https://secure.onefundboston.org), which helps fund the long-term medical needs of those injured in last year’s Boston Marathon bombings, which killed three and injured 264.

To help Myers or Roberts reach their fundraising goals, visit the following websites: http://www.onerunforboston.org/u/RickMyers1438/ or http://www.onerunforboston.org/u/MattRoberts1457/.