Annual Run to Remember 5K held on Saturday

WESTON, Wis (WSAW) -- On Saturday more than 400 runners participated in the second annual Run to Remember 5K to honor the victims of the March 22nd shootings.

Participants tell NewsChannel 7 this run is a prime example of how much the community comes together to support one another.

"I felt it was very important to come and support those who have lost their lives from the shootings," explained Romy Goodenough. “We were doing it for them.”

The run started and ended at the D.C. Everest Junior High School followed by an award reception for those who the best time of completion. The course of the race was held throughout the Village of Weston. Anyone could register to participate with a registration fee of $35.

“This race made me feel like I was doing something really good while supporting a good cause,” stated Grace Goodward after she crossed the finish line with her friend Sonja Budleski.

“I agree,” added Budleski, “We were both pushing each other and it was a good experience to share with a friend.”

Last year's run raised more than $25,000 to build the memorial for the victims of the March 22nd shootings. The memorial is scheduled to be installed in spring of 2019.