Remember The Ten Run Scheduled For April

On Jan. 27, 2001, 10 members of the Oklahoma State University family died in a plane crash in Colorado. On April 21, 2007, the Oklahoma State University family will come together to celebrate the lives of the 10 who perished with a memorial run.

For most graduates, OSU is known for having a family atmosphere. You hear this from alumni, faculty, staff, coaches and prospective students. The loss of the "10" is one of the greatest tragedies the OSU family has known and impacted not only those affiliated with OSU, but a much larger "family" including all Oklahomans and others throughout the nation. Honoring their memory with a memorial run gives us an event to remember and to celebrate their lives.

The Remember the Ten Run will feature a 10-kilometer race, 5-kilometer race, and one-mile fun run. There are several opportunities for Oklahoman's to be involved in the event. We would like many people to attend the event, even if you're not a runner, because this will be a special day of remembrance. It will also take many generous sponsors and volunteers to make this event successful. If you are interested in sponsoring or volunteering for the event you can find more information at Remember The Ten.

"We plan to make this an annual event so that we never forget the legacy of the men lost," said Kerry Don Alexander, event founder and chair of the steering committee. "This will also be an opportunity for us to give back to current OSU students since all proceeds will benefit the OSU counseling services."

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