Runners with U.S. flag pass through Baltimore

October 15, 2001

The U.S. flag was carried in the rain through Baltimore last night by a team of runners in a monthlong nationwide relay raising money for charities helping victims of the terrorist attacks Sept. 11.

About 1,700 runners are expected to participate in the run - sponsored in part by American Airlines and United Airlines - that began Thursday in Boston, the one-month anniversary of the attacks. It is following U.S. 1 on the leg that is expected to reach Washington this morning. The runners expect to turn west from Augusta, Ga., on Friday and reach Los Angeles on Nov. 11.

One runner, at all times, carries a flag said to have been inside the cockpit of an F-16 as it flew over Iraq this month.

Donations are being accepted online at www.flagrun.org.

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