Carol Mead to Run in N.Y. Marathon in Honor of Slain UW Students

Carol Mead to Run in N.Y. Marathon in Honor of Slain UW Students
Carol Mead to Run in N.Y. Marathon in Honor of Slain UW Students

Wyoming First Lady Carol Mead announced Thursday that she will be running in the New York Marathon this November - but there's a catch. Mead will wear a ceremonial bib in honor of eight University of Wyoming cross country runners who were tragically killed by a drunk driver in 2001. First Lady Carol Mead.

Mead is running as part of a charity team for the Montana-based Mariah's Challenge. The charity encourages students to steer clear of the use of alcohol and avoid riding with a driver who has been drinking. The reward, a scholarship - but only if students avoid receiving a minor in possession charge and make a pledge to stay safe.

Mead said she hopes that a similar effort will be launched in Wyoming to encourage youth to protect themselves from drinking and driving - and those who do.

Last year's New York Marathon raised $34 million for more than 300 national charities.

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