Run for Riley Has Now Raised More Than $100,000

By Stephanie Parkinson - 21Alive

October 13, 2013 Updated Oct 13, 2013 at 7:59 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (21Alive) - Hundreds of runners pounded the pavement Sunday to raise money for Riley Hospital for Children.

The Fort Wayne Track Club hosted the 7th Annual Run For Riley this weekend with a goal of hitting the $100,000 mark for total money raised from the event. They exceeded that goal by bringing in $26,668 Saturday, and bringing the total raised, over the 7 years, to $103,668.

Since it's inception Run For Filey has grown from 200 to close to 800 runners.

Thanks to generous sponsors 100% of the $25 race registration fee is donated directly to Riley.

"This race at least had 800 runners in it today making it one of the largest races across the county for today and certainly for this fall. We're looking forward to just growing and growing and 100%, everything went to the kids at Riley Hospital for children" said Barb Richards, Riley Leadership Committee.

Riley is the state's only comprehensive children's hospital. They focus on children's cancers, heart disease, diabetes and is home to the world's largest autism center.

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