The Moore American

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August 13, 2013

Moore War Run shows community strength

MOORE — For the fifth year, the alumni associations from Moore High School and Westmoore High School will come together the morning of Aug. 24 to coordinate the Moore War Run through downtown Moore. As the area continues to rebuild following the May tornadoes, proceeds will be split evenly among the alumni associations and the Southmoore Student Fund.

“At least 40 percent of Southmoore students had homes that were heavily damaged or destroyed,” said Kelli Kinnamon, coordinator of the Moore War Run. “We really wanted to raise some money for those students this year.”

The race, billed by organizers as the “Moore Strong Run,” begins at Moore High School and ends at the Old School Business Center. Organizers expect more than 500 runners. Omni Construction is the presenting sponsor.

“Community support has been tremendous,” Kinnamon said. “The sponsors and the city of Moore make it all possible.”

Registration for the race is $25 for adults and $10 for participants who are 18 and younger. Those who register to run or to volunteer by Aug. 16 will receive an adult-sized T-shirt. Run organizers said they would like to see strong community support the day of the race.

“We encourage everyone to come to the race course to cheer on the runners,” said Judy Rendeluk, president of the Moore High School Alumni Association. “Not only will a big crowd encourage those in the race, it will also show the resiliency and strength of our community.”

To sign up for the race or to volunteer, visit moorewarrun.com.

A map of the race course along with information about the packet pick-up and pasta party on Aug. 23 is also on the site.

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