April 24th marked the 16th Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon with nearly 25,000 runners of all ages in the kids, 5K, Half Marathon, Relay and Marathon, and Heritage proudly participated. In addition to the runners, hundreds of volunteers and businesses help along the course and support the runners. The race begins at the site of the Memorial in downtown OKC.
The Heritage 5 person relay team included Kenny Brown, Joni Guy, Jeff Asher, and Jennifer Pellow. Unfortunately Rusty Riggs developed a stress fracture while training so her friend Karreen stepped in to run her leg.
Three Heritage employees completed the Half Marathon: Matt McGuire, David Luke and Megan Bowers. We thank them for running and everyone in the community for supporting this race and all it stands for: #runtoremember.
Heritage marketing coordinator Jennifer Pellow, who ran in the relay, recounts her experience. “I was moved seeing all the fireman doing the half marathon in full gear, respecting all the fireman who were on the scene to help during the bombing. You know that was a huge challenge but, they seemed grateful to have that honor.”
“I also loved all the kiddos with their hands out as we ran by! It made my heart happy to be running,” she said.
Our 2016 #OKCMarathon runners.