On May 12th The Hope & Healing Place 3rd Annual Half Marathon will send 350 runners through downtown Amarillo, out toward Avondale, up the hills by Amarillo Country Club, down 6th Street, and back to the Start/Finish at main Amarillo National Bank. There will be many children, teens, spouses, and friends shouting encouragement throughout the 13.1 miles, water stations, and balloons.
Runners in age and gender categories will be presented HHP birdhouses painted by our children and volunteers.
Birdhouses are our family symbol of "Remembering" and if you tour HHP's Memory Garden you will send all the colors, designs painted by so many families over the 10 yrs service history of Hope & Healing Place.
There are 4 person, 2 person, and individuals who will run and walk this nationally certified course.
A sports photographer will be onsite for the runners. We will also capture the hugs of family and friends as our wonderful runners complete their run. More than a few are running and walking "In Memory Of......" a special family member, office peer, or friend.
This year we especially remember Boston as runners, as family.....our family joining with Boston families as "Boston Strong."
So, why would a Grief Center sponsor a Half Marathon???
At Hope & Healing we Remember....We Strengthen....We Celebrate.....Sounds like a Half Marathion to me!!!