After the deadly tornado, runners in Little Rock start their journey to rebuild Rock City Running
Little Rock, Arkansas – Hundreds of walkers and runners in Little Rock got together to help a running store that was destroyed by a deadly tornado that hit the city last week.
When the EF-3 tornado hit West Little Rock, it went right through Rock City Running in the Colony West shopping area. This affected not only the building but also the running community.
On Saturday, running groups from all over the state hit the streets to raise money to help rebuild the store.
Runners in Little Rock say that the store’s return will be bigger and better than before.
The store’s owner, Bill Torrey, was in the store when the tornado hit and helped save customers. He said he was blown away by how many people came to help.
“I’m blessed,” Torrey said. “I’ve contributed to the running community. It’s my love and passion. Runners are good people, and they came out to support.”
Volunteers hope that the store will be open again by the end of May, which is the 10th anniversary of the shop.
If you want to help rebuild Rock City Running, you can make a gift at RuntoRebuildRockCityRunning.