INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - There are likely to be hundreds of unusual outfits or costumes among the 35,000 runners in Saturday's OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon. This year, there will also be special T-shirts put together by a local runner and printer to remember victims at the Boston marathon.
Printing is Jared Ingold's livelihood. But the T-Shirts he's working on leading up to the Mini-Marathon at The Art Press in Indianapolis aren't about making money, they are about remembering.
"So the saying, ‘It is for love, not fear, we run.' We just thought that really said something important," says Ingold.
The green and white T-Shirts are a way to remember and honor and raise money for victims of the Boston marathon bombings.
"The money is going to the One Fund Boston. And that is the fund setup by the city of Boston for the people most affected by this tragedy," says Andi Hauser, avid runner and
co-host of WISH-TV'S Indy Style. Hauser came up with the idea, bringing it to Ingold's printing company to work out the design and details.
"I just wanted to do something here in Indy at the Mini where people had a visual. You know, where they could not only carry Boston in their hearts, but also wear it on the front of their chests proudly," says Hauser.
The goal is to raise $10,000 for the city of Boston. Promoted primarily on social media, the T-Shirts are getting attention.
"The reaction has been, ‘oh my gosh, this is so cool. This is great. I'm so glad someone is doing something. How can I get a shirt?'" says Hauser.
Hauser says it's runners showing a united front.
"I'll be running for those folks in Boston, absolutely. That's where it's going to stay, in my heart," says Hauser.
The shirts cost between $19 and $22. $12 of every shirt sold will go to One Fund Boston. The shirts are available online and can be delivered in time for Saturday's Mini-Marathon.
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