Oklahoma Strong Run helping build Moore park year after tornado this weekend

MOORE, Okla. – Nearly a year after a devastating tornado ripped through Moore, the city is moving forward with a new multi-million dollar park. 

It will be to remember and honor all those affected by the event May 20, 2013.

The $25 million plan includes a community center, aquatic facility, amphitheater, walking trail and even a farmers market.

The park will feature a $3 million monument which will show silhouettes of real Oklahomans, some with their pets, representing the community affected by last spring’s storms.

To help fund this project, residents came together to create The Oklahoma Strong Run.

Saturday the Fun Run starts at 8 a.m. and the 5K at 8:30 a.m.

Members of the NewsChannel 4 family will be there including Emily Sutton, Joleen Chaney, Lance West, Scott Hines, Lacey Lett and Aaron Brackett.

The run starts on Marketplace Drive in Norman between Andy Alligators and HeyDay Entertainment on the northeast corner of N.W. 36th St. and Indian Hills Rd. in north Norman.

From I-35, exit Indian Hills Rd. and go west; turn north on N.W. 36th St.

The awards ceremony begins at 9:30 a.m.

Check out the Oklahoma Strong Run Facebook page or the website to register or get more information.