Thunder Waives Race Fees For High School Students In Honor MooreHit-And-Run Victims
The Oklahoma City Thunder announced it will waive registration fees for all high school students who would like to participate in this year's Thunder Run.
The team said it was in tribute to Rachel Freeman and Yuridia Martinez who died as a result of injuries from a hit-and-run crash near Moore High School and the four other students injured.
Rumble's Family Fun Run is scheduled for 9 a.m. and the Thunder 5K starts at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 7. Both races weave through downtown Oklahoma City before ending on the floor of the Chesapeake Energy Arena.
"We encourage all high school students wanting to honor the memory of Rachel and Yuridia to sign up for the Thunder Run," said Christine Berney, vice president of Community Relations for the Thunder. “We stand firmly with the cross-country team, all of the students and the entire Moore community as it goes through the process of mourning and healing.”
The free registration for high school students is available for either race.