Me (red skirt) and a group of running buddies during 2012’s Virtual Run for Sherry.

On January 7, 2012, Sherry Arnold–a mother, wife, teacher, runner and so much more to many, many people–was on a regular early morning run when she was grabbed and then killed. Her cousin author of the Shut Up and Run blog, Beth Risdon, held a virtual run in her honor in February while authorities and volunteers searched for Sherry. (Her body wasn’t found until March 21, 2012.) Two men have been charged in her murder and, if convicted, may face the death penalty.

This year, the 2nd Annual Virtual Run for Sherry will be on Saturday, February 8, 2013. Run, walk, skip, bike in her memory. Races2Remember created a bib again this year. Click the link to print out the Run for Sherry bib and wear in her honor, and for other runners who have been brutally attacked.

“The run symbolizes our promise to run as SAFELY as we can, but to not fearfully scramble inside to treadmills or to stop doing something we love due to fear,” says Beth on her blog. She also has a great post on tips to run safely and she has set up a Facebook page for Saturday’s virtual run.

Check it out and get out there on Saturday.