Run in Sherry’s honor

29 Jan

The Second Annual Virtual Run for Sherry is approaching, and organizers hope that the event will flip a tragic story into an empowering event and powerful remembrance.

For those who don’t remember or didn’t hear the terrible story, Sherry Arnold was kidnapped and murdered on Jan. 7, 2012, while out for a run in Sidney, Mont., which lies on the far eastern reaches of the state. Two men are now in a Montana jail facing murder charges for the crime.

I was disturbed by the story when it first broke for a couple of reasons.

First, for 7 years, my family lived in Miles City, Mont., which is, in relative Western terms, just down the road from Sidney. Miles City and Sidney are both idyllic spots in rural America. Tragedies like this shouldn’t happen in small town America.

Second, this story illustrates how vulnerable runners can be. I’ve seldom been bothered while out for a run, but my wife runs, and I’ll admit that sometimes makes me nervous.

A commemorative virtual run in Sherry’s honor was arranged last year, and a second one is planned for Feb. 9 of this year. This year’s run is on my wife’s birthday, so I will definitely pause to think of Sherry and to offer a prayer for the safety of all runners.

For more on this story and the virtual run in Sherry’s honor, see this blog, which is operated by Sherry’s cousin.

I'd love to read your comments!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Must Hike Must Eat

Nature Your Soul | Nature Your Body

Running with Scissors

Careening through life as a mom, runner, ecologist, and writer

PACWEST Photography

Image your Life

A trail running guy

A journey into running trails and ultra marathons

Hike Mt. Shasta

Exploring the Mount Shasta Region

Just Call Me Shortcut

very specific thoughts from an Enneagram 5w4

distance ahead


In the Shadow of the Rockies

Running the trails of Calgary, and beyond

Teton Romeo

Tails from Teton Valley, Idaho

Racing Through My Life

My Race Reports


where I do it all

Beaverhead 100K and 55K Endurance Runs

Run the remote and rugged Continental Divide National Scenic Trail in the Beaverhead Mountains dividing Idaho's Lemhi River Valley and Montana's Big Hole Valley.

The Daily Post

The Art and Craft of Blogging

One and a Half Runners

Don't be dumb in the first half, don't be a wimp in the second

amy c writes

words from a writer, runner and mama of twins


A topnotch site

Tim Tollefson

Trail junkie for Hoka One One; 2014 U.S. 50k Trail Champion; Physical Therapist, Mammoth Performance Lab Director; Coffee addict; Powered SRA Elite and GU; My wife and I have an open relationship with running...


Musings of a musician turned ultra runner

Running down a dream.

Ultra Runner Girl

Writing about running, war zones, and everything in between

Dan's Marathon

Running long distances across the country

Chasing 42

Life, the Universe, & Running

Ultrarunner Joe

My experiences and insights from out on the trail

running & records

great tunes and running shizzle.

Jack & Viv

Running, reading and raising a family

Run Be Run

A blog about running, triathlons and everday life...for those who are happiest being in motion and chasing after it


The ultimate guide for independent travellers seeking inspiration, advice and adventures beyond their wildest dreams

%d bloggers like this: