Athletics Magazine

Run For a Purpose This Weekend

By Brisdon @shutuprun

This weekend is the 2nd Annual Virtual Run for Sherry (Saturday at 9am MST).  Print your bib, put on your shoes and go. If you have a run or race already planned, just add the bib to your plans. Easy. Don’t want to run? So what? Put on the bib and skip, roller blade or do cartwheels.

A year has passed, and while some of the raw emotion around Sherry’s murder has faded, it should not. We should still be outraged that a 43 year old mother of two can not go out for a run one mile from her home and not come home alive. For those of us who knew Sherry (and many, many who did not), we feel her absence, we miss her and we want justice.

We should all think about our own safety and if we are doing all we can do to be secure. It’s our responsibility to ourselves and to those who care about us. For tips on staying safe while running, click HERE.

Jason from Cook Train Eat Race did an interview with me yesterday about the Run For Sherry. I think he did a great job of highlighting the pertinent areas of this story. So, if you have a few minutes and want to know more (or just want to see if my voice sounds like you think it should), grab some candy or wine or coffee or popcorn and settle in:

Details about the Boulder run:

If you are in the Denver/Boulder/Longmont area and are going to run with me on Saturday, we will be meeting at the Eagle Trailhead by the Boulder Reservoir at 9:00 a.m. This is a pretty flat (just a few gentle risers) 3.75 mile trail run. If you want to run further, you can loop it twice, or just head out from the trailhead and go around the Reservoir (this is about 9 miles total). Dogs are allowed. Please come (map can be found HERE).

Here are some pictures from last year’s run. It was snowing and probably 10 degrees, but that kept no one away!



Then the sun came out. Of course it did.


Let’s do it again.

Can you run Saturday (or Sunday)?

What is one way Sherry’s story has affected you or changed your approach to running?


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