Local group participates in Little Rock marathon
22 local residents participated in the Little Rock Marathon March 4. After months of training for the event, the group was finally able to see the results and the satisfaction of completing such a challenge.
Shannon Wewers and her family and friends joined other teams of parents who have children with Down's Syndrome. The teams wore t-shirts to help promote positive awareness about the condition. Wewers ran the 5K in honor of her daughter, Blakely Grace.
Family and friends who joined Shannon were: Half marathon runners -- Mandy Humphries, Kelly Moss and Leslie Ross, 10K runner -- Mary Medlock, 5K Runners/Walkers -- Miranda Arnold, Megan Houltzhouser, Megan Haynes, Staci McHenry, Amy Nicholson, Brenda Parker, Kristen Scherm, Denise Scholz, Gale Schol, Jennifer McGahhey, Drew Tanner, Kathy Tanner, Krystal Tanner, Elaine Vaccaro, Jennifer Vaccaro, Micah Vaccaro and Ashley Walsh.
In addition, there were supporters who cheered them on from the sidelines, including Blakely's big brother, Ben.