Last updated: March 03. 2014 6:50PM - 720 Views
By - jbreger@civitasmedia.com

Runners take off for the Team Meranda 5K Run Saturday morning.
Runners take off for the Team Meranda 5K Run Saturday morning.
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The second Annual Team Meranda 5K Run and 2 Mile Walk took place Saturday morning. The event sponsors scholarships for the Durant High School Band and HOSA organizations.

The run is in memory of Durant High School Student Meranda Williams who died in a car accident at age 18 on Oct. 8, 2012.

As a student, Williams participated in HOSA and high school band and was two weeks away from leaving home for the US Navy.

This year other children in the community who have passed on were honored as well with ribbons placed on each Team Meranda Shirt.

Approximately 200 people ran in the event this year and the family said they expect it to continue growing. The course is now certified and guaranteed for 10 years for the event.

- Jessica Breger can be reached at (580) 924-4388 ext. 116 or on Twitter @jbreger_news

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