SANTA MONICA ( — About 50 local runners Monday gathered for an early morning jog to honor those injured in last year’s Boston Marathon bombings.

Nike’s “#StrongerEveryRun” program will donate $1 for every mile tracked to the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF), a nonprofit dedicated to helping those with physical challenges get involved in sports.

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CAF has directly supported marathon survivors by giving out grants for equipment such as handcycles, carbon fiber running feet and mentor placement.

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The run began at 6:30 a.m. at the Santa Monica Pier.

For those who could not, anyone can pledge miles ran through the Nike+Running App.

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Up to $150,000 in combined efforts will go directly to support Boston Marathon survivors and others in the area.