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The Rock and Roll Marathon and ½ marathon was held in New Orleans, Sunday, February 28th. What started as a simple idea in 1998…a marathon with bands along the course celebrating with each participant…has grown into one of the most “fun” races in the United States. The races are held all over the US and Canada.

Live bands, cheer teams, and high-energy volunteer groups line the streets to power the run from starts to finish. Following the run, a celebration with family, friends, and fellow runners is held at the finish line area.

Simpson County participants pictured are Armand Abedikichi, Brian Barnard, Jamie Barr, Wendy Lacy, Sonia Blackledge, Christian Carrico, and Rusty Slover. This group ran the ½ marathon!

(Not pictured is Erica Smith Conway who ran the full 2 marathon)

 

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Wendy Lacy and Sonia Blackledge

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Stephanie Williams Holt, formerly of Magee, also participated in the ½ marathon.  StephanieWilliamsHolt

Jamie Craft and twin sister Casie Hilton participated in the event.

Chris and Jamie Craft ran in the race and had a special guy cheering!   RoclNRollKassieJamie
Sounds like a winner to me!!!

 

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