Solidarity run in remembrance of Eliza Fletcher this Saturday in Jackson

JACKSON, Tenn. — Runners are lacing up their shoes in remembrance of Eliza Fletcher, and in solidarity with female runners.

Courtesy of Memphis Police Department

The event is called “Finish Her Run.”

Women and men of the Jackson community plan to finish the run that Eliza Fletcher set out on last Friday, September 2.

It will start at 4 in the morning on Saturday, September 10 at the West Tennessee Farmer’s Market downtown and go to the University of Memphis Lambuth Campus, then back to the Farmer’s Market.

“This is a symbolic run because Eliza and her story is the tip of the iceberg for so many women in this community and around the world,” said event organizer Julia Ewoldt. “Sexual assault, harassment of women, and violence against women is so prevalent and a case like Eliza’s really brings attention to it, but there’s so many women who relate to that exact situation.”

If you want to attend there will be a group for people who plan to run, and people who plan to walk.

Finish Her Run-Jackson has created a Facebook page for those interested in learning more. Click here for more information.

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