On January 7, 2012, Sherry Arnold went out for a run at 6:30 a.m. and never came home. The 43-year-old mother of two had been abducted and killed. Her death rattled the running community, and reminded us all to make our personal safety the most important thing on every run.
In a show of unity and support, approximately 33,000 runners participated in the 1st Annual Virtual Run for Sherry organized by her cousin Beth last February. This year, the second annual event will take place on February 9, 2013. You can learn more about Sherry, the virtual run, and how to print out a race bib on Beth’s blog Shut Up + Run.
For me, marathon training begins on February 2nd, and I’ve got a 13-mile run on the training schedule for February 9. I’ve already printed out my bib and pinned it onto my top:
What about you? Will you participate in the run for Sherry?