Comforting Those Who Mourn



The second annual run is open to anyone who has lost a loved one and it can be run or walked this Saturday.

TYLER, Texas — The Children’s Park of Tyler will host their second Remembrance 5K Run to honor those who have passed away on Nov. 12.

Executive Director Eloise Ghrist and Program Manager Megan Dewet said this run is open to anyone who has lost a loved one and it’s a run that can be walked or ran.

“This is our second year officially doing it,” Ghrist said. “And it’s just really a sweet day that people can just honor their loved one’s legacies.”

Gigi Wadale participated in the inaugural 5K run and ran in memory of her parents. Her dad died in December 2018 and her mom in April 2021.

“I know without a doubt the Lord had me read that email and sign up,” Wadale said. “I am not a runner and never have been but I knew it was going to be a way I could honor my mom and dad.”

Wadale began training just three months before the run with an app that her husband download on her phone. She said she kept her mom and dad in mind as she trained every morning leading up to the run.

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