MOORE, Okla. – Cool weather brought out nearly one thousand runners for the inaugural OK Strong Run in Moore.
This exciting race helps raise money for the Oklahoma Strong Monument.
NewsChannel 4’s Emily Sutton along with Lance West, Lacey Lett and the 4 Warn Storm Team’s, Aaron Brackett were on hand to run and encourage racers along the way.
Sutton kicked off the races by singing the national anthem.
She brought along her dog, Okie who enjoyed greeting runners and spectators.
The NewsChannel 4 runners also brought their bedazzled severe weather ties they decorated themselves.
The Oklahoma Strong Monument is a privately funded project, initiated by a small group of citizens who had a desire to pay tribute to the resiliency and strength of the people of Oklahoma.
Though the project was born after the May 2013 crisis, it is not a memorial to the tornado; instead it is designed to be a monumental celebration of community and the strength that results as our people come together, Oklahoma Strong.
For more information about the monument go HERE.