1st series of the baton
(One Run For Boston)
Three runners in England, horrified by the Boston Marathon bombings, wanted to do something positive. They organised a California to Massachusetts relay race to raise money for bombing victims.
Starting on 7th June 2014 in the L.A. area, the relay reached Boston on 30th June and attracted more than 1000 runners and raised almost $50,000 for One Fund Boston.
Like most of the world, organiser, Kate Treleaven from Devon was horrified upon seeing the coverage of the bombings, “When something like this happens, it doesn’t matter where you’re living — it just packs a hard punch. We thought how could something so awful happen to a group of people who were doing something so wonderful? It was a need to purge that hideousness and basically bring things back to a happier equilibrium.
The three runners settled on dates and mapped out a route using Google Maps and MapMyRun. A friend in art school then designed an Olympic-style torch with a GPS tracking device so the public could follow the relay on the OneRunforBoston.org website.
Our involvement saw us using 3D printing on a Stereolithography (SL) machine and undertake a full complement of processes from vacuum casted parts to silicon tools in order to produce the batons.