Virtual run on Saturday to honor Sherry Arnold

2013-02-07T16:31:00Z 2014-05-20T15:38:17Z Virtual run on Saturday to honor Sherry ArnoldGazette Staff The Billings Gazette

Sherry Arnold has not been forgotten.

For the second year, a virtual walk/run is being organized around the country in memory of the Montana woman who was kidnapped and killed, and Billings will be part of it.

The second annual Sherry Arnold Run/Walk will take place Saturday at 9 a.m. at Rocky Mountain College. Participants will meet on the south side of the Fortin Education Building.

It's part of the national Virtual Run for Sherry organized by Beth Risdon of Longmont, Colo., Arnold's cousin. People from around the U.S. and in other countries took part in the 2012 run.

Nearly 500 people last year joined in the run in Arnold's hometown of Sidney, where she lived with her family. The 43-year-old woman, a wife and mother, high school teacher and avid runner, was out on a morning run in January 2012 when she disappeared.

Her body wasn't recovered for more than two months after she went missing. Two Colorado men accused of the abduction and murder are awaiting trial.

The free walk/run was organized last year as a way to honor Arnold, and about 50 people turned out for it at Rocky. Those who take part in this year's event can do the one-mile walk around the campus or a three-mile run to Montana State University Billings and back.

Participants can go to the event's national website and download a bib with Arnold's picture on it to pin to their shirts.

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