Gill Runs 53K for HOPE

October 26, 2018

On Saturday, September 29, Cody Gill of Perry completed his first 53K race at the Rockin’

Rockwoods race held at Rockwoods Reservation, 1,843 acres of state forest and conservation area in Wildwood, Missouri. The race was a trail run with 5,200 feet of elevation gain.

In the past, Cody has run two marathon races and hopes to someday run another 53K race or possibly even a 100K race. For this race, Cody wore his ‘The Story of HOPE’ shirt to help bring awareness to mental health and suicide prevention.

The next Story of HOPE 5K will be in April, in Palmyra, Missouri. Cody hopes to fundraise and run then that race. For more information visit