Kyle Williams was never into running. When his mother died in April of last year, he needed a way to cope.
After finding out his mother took her own life, he signed up for the Pink Ribbon Mother’s Day run, then a Tough Mudder, and finally Fort4Fitness 2017.
He says it was during Fort4Fitness that he felt like he could hear his mother cheering him on in the stands of Parkview Field as he ran across the finish line.
This year Williams is looking forward to the run. Williams said he’s going to, “Go out there and enjoy myself, say hi to as many people as i can in my own way, just kinda wave or smile because the environment there is just great.”
Throughout his running journey he has found that just taking the next step will get you through any trial, or in this case, a marathon.
If you want to participate in Fort4Fitness, you can still sign up until midnight on Wednesday, September 26.
The marathon starts at 6:30 a.m., the 10K at 7:30 a.m., the half marathon at 8:30 a.m., and the 4 mile is at 10:30 a.m.
Click here to sign up.