By Scott McKie B.P.
“The Cherokee Runners that are participating in the 35th Marine Corps Marathon are a diverse group from all age groups and walks of life,” said Grady, an EBCI tribal member and member of the group. “Each one has trained at his or her own pace with the encouragement of the entire group as well as from all of our families and the Tribe. We will represent the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians with pride.”
Below: "Some of the Cherokee Runners group are planning to take part in the 35th Marine Corps Marathon including (left-right) Brian Burgess, Stephen Swimmer, Skye Littledave, Jim Oocumma, Gerri Grady, Sean Grady (will participate in MCM 10K), Chris Reed and Marlene Arch (MCM 10K). Robin Swimmer (not pictured) also plans to run in the marathon." (Dawn Arneach/One Feather)