14th Spirit of Survival sets records
They came by ones and twos, by the dozens and the scores. On a (finally) crisp fall day in Southwest Oklahoma they crammed into Elmer Thomas Park to remember, to celebrate, to mourn, to enjoy a fine day and a cool breeze in their lungs as they pounded the concrete inside and outside the park.
Sunday, in fact, was a record-setting day for the 14th Spirit of Survival sponsored by the Cancer Centers of Southwest Oklahoma. Organizers counted more than 3,300 entries, a new record.
Lane Hooten, chief operating officer of the cancer centers (which has offices in Lawton, Duncan, Altus and Chickasha), said he was excited by the turnout, which included 368 bikers, also a new record.