Shoe drive benefits Sand Creek Massacre Spiritual Healing Run

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One World Running’s annual fall shoe drive is taking place Oct. 15 through Thanksgiving at local running stores. Shoes of any kind are accepted, as well as clean athletic gear such as running shorts, socks, shirts and outerwear. Safety vests are also   needed for the runners.

This year’s drive is geared for the young Northern Cheyenne, Northern Arapaho, and Cheyenne Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma runners who will be running their annual 200-mile relay from the Sand Creek National Historic Site near Eads, Colo., to the state Capitol in Denver Nov. 29-Dec. 3.

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The Sand Creek Massacre Spiritual Healing Run is open to the public, and all are invited to participate, especially for the final, four-mile segment from Riverside Cemetery to the State Capitol. Shoes donated this fall will also go to One World Running distributions in Cameroon, West Africa, Haiti and Cuba. Shoes can also be mailed in. You can find more details at www.oneworldrunning.com or contact Ana Weir: oneworldrunning@gmail.com or (303) 545-6147.

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Kaden Walksnice, lead runner and Eagle Staff carrier for the Sand Creek Massacre Spiritual Healing Run, before the start of the final leg of the 2013 Healing Run

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