SATILLA SHORES, Ga. – Family, friends, and supporters of Ahmaud Arbery plan to run 2.23 miles on what would have been Arbery’s 26th birthday. The distance of the run is a reference to the date Arbery died.
Arbery was gunned down while jogging through a suburban Brunswick neighborhood on Febr. 23. A father and son who told police they were following Arbery because they thought he was connected to recent burglaries in that area.
The group also asked participants to post a short dedication, message or video with #IRunWithMaud to help lift the family’s spirits.
Arbery was an avid runner, who in his wrongful death, died doing what he loved, according to the group.
My brother (yes, we grew up in the same house together) has been working behind the scenes. Speaking only when it's helpful. Asking everyone to run or walk 2.23 miles for Ahmaud Arbery today.— John C. Richards, Jr (@JohnCRichardsJr) May 8, 2020
If this doesn't move you...
Love you bro and you already know we gonna keep running. pic.twitter.com/0NAvzRHasO
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