(News/Talk 1480 WHBC) – A runner who collapsed and died during the Cleveland Marathon in May will be memorialized at a race this weekend.
The finish line at the Four Leaf Clover 4-Mile Run in Akron has been named in honor of 22-year-old Taylor Ceepo, and a moment of silence will be held in her memory before the race.
Organizers of the race said, “Taylor had previously participated in Four Leaf Clover Run events. As her family also has close ties to the race, Race Director Ed Sutter felt it was only fitting and appropriate to honor her memory.”
The 4th Annual Four Leaf Clover Run and Family Fun Run will be held Saturday, June 8th, at 10 a.m. on the campus of St. Vincent-St. Mary High School.
Ceepo was a 2015 St. Vincent-St. Mary High School graduate.
Ceepo, from Medina, had recently graduated from Walsh University in North Canton when she collapsed during the Cleveland Marathon on May 19th.
She was taken to a nearby hospital where she was pronounced dead.
60 to 70 runners were treated for dehydration, muscle strains and other issues during the marathon, which was an unusually warm day.