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Local athlete's run grows into national movement

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NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

An idea from a Nashville athlete to help prevent another tragedy like the Sandy Hook school shooting is growing steadily into a national movement.

Robbie Bruce came up with the plan for the 26.4.26 Foundation last month after organizing a local run to honor the victims.

More than 1,000 marathoners, triathletes and others in Nashville's running community took part in the race, and $30,000 was raised. Bruce plans to deliver the check to Newtown on Jan. 19.

Now a run in Gilford, New Hampshire is planned for April 14.

Bruce said he expects big community involvement, with at least 2,000 to 3,000 people to take part, along with local students and educators.

Bruce said he'd like to keep growing the runs in time for a very special race Dec. 14, the one-year anniversary of the shooting in Newtown, with runs happening in every state on that day.

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