Virtual run for Sherry – Feb. 11

By | February 3, 2012 4:23 am | 0 Comments

 

Sherry Arnold, 43, of  Sidney, Montanta, left her home at 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 7, for an early morning run. She never came home.

Sherry’s cousin, Beth Risdon, a runner and blogger wrote:

For several days there was no sign of Sherry. On the seventh day, a tip was received on the FBI’s tip line that led to the arrest of two men, one in North Dakota and one in South Dakota. One of the men confessed to killing Sherry. She had been abducted at 6:40 a.m., only about a mile from her house.

Sherry’s body has not yet been found.

Sherry’s traumatic and heinous death has shocked, angered and saddened her small community. On a much larger scale, it has also rocked the running world from coast to coast and abroad. How could something so random, violent and senseless happen to someone so giving, someone loved by so many?

When Beth, better known by her blog handle SAUR (for “Shut up and Run“), first  told us about Sherry, I remember thinking that I, too, went out for a run that morning. I had met a group of girlfriends at 7:30 a.m. for a run. But, across the country, Sherry was already gone.

Beth has organized a Virtual Run on Sat., Feb. 11 in Sherry’s memory. Read all about it here.  Runners all over the country world are participating. Just print out a bib (and one for all your running friends), pin it on and “… run with Sherry on your minds and hearts.”

Never forget that this could happen to any one of us on any given Saturday (or Sunday or Monday or ….).  Be safe, my friends.  And, always trust your instincts. Always.

 

 

 

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