Locals Organize Jogs in Memory of Eliza Fletcher

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) — On Friday, September 2, Eliza Fletcher was in the middle of her regular early morning jog when she was abducted off the streets of Memphis.

One day later, Cleotha Henderson would be arrested in connection with the crime.

Fletcher’s body would be found the following Monday, after an unrelenting search.

In her memory, several jogs have been organized for September 8, one week after Fletcher’s abduction.

Fleet Feet, Varsity Track Club, and Fast Break are all hosting organized runs.

“Tomorrow, we would like to have everyone come out, anyone who is welcome, to come and celebrate the life of Eliza Fletcher and run in solidarity,” said Sarah Barnett of Fast Break.

All of these runs have a theme in common, which is to finish the jog that Eliza Fletcher began on the morning she was abducted. Fast Break’s run begins at five a.m., eastern time, the time at which Eliza Fletcher would go jogging.

“We’re going to head down to the river, and run down by the river, and then head back up here, meet here at Fast Break,” said Barnett.

Fleet Feet’s run will be held thirty minutes after Fast Break’s, at six a.m.

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