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Keri Young was grief-stricken when she lost her daughter to anencephaly. Just days later, she and her husband, Royce, found themselves at the Oklahoma City National Memorial, a place of remembrance, peace and hope. Already veterans of the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon, they ran the Kids Marathon just two weeks later in honor of their daughter, Eva. This week, Keri tells us how the Marathon continues to be source of comfort for her and her family.

Then, if you’ve ever asked anyone what sets the Memorial Marathon apart from others, they’ll give you two answers: We Run to Remember the 168 killed on April 19, 1995 and tremendous support that runners feel from the vibrant and diverse neighborhoods along the course. Representatives from the Crown Heights, Asian District and Lincoln Terrace neighborhoods explain how they’re getting ready for Race Day and what runners can expect.

And to close the episode, Ainsley’s Angels Central Oklahoma Ambassador Chris Brinkley stops by to explain how his organization provides opportunities for special needs children to participate in endurance events such as the Memorial Marathon.

Plus, hear from two University of Oklahoma students who volunteered with the Memorial Marathon for OU’s Big Event, the university’s official day of community service.

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