For many Winona High School team members, the race was part of a personal mission to help cancer patients and their caregivers.
Several Winona residents traveled to Memphis on Dec. 3 to take part in the 2016 St. Jude Memphis Marathon.
The race course takes participants through downtown Memphis, including the campus of St. Jude.
“That is a very overwhelming and emotional time,” said Amber Austin, marathon participant from Winona. “Seeing the children and parents waving and cheering for us provided me with the endurance I needed to pick up my pace and motivated me to finish. I can’t wait until next year.”