NPR, "All Things Considered"

Daughter Runs Marathon To Commemorate Slain Mother's 70th Birthday
March 8, 2017: NPR's Ari Shapiro interviews Liz Dunning, who is running a marathon on March 11 to commemorate what would have been her mother's 70th birthday. Her mother was shot and killed in her home in 2003.

Washington Post, Local

At 26, a daughter lost her mother to a serial killer. In her memory, she ran 26 miles.
March 12, 2017: John Woodrow Cox files story on Liz Dunning, who ran a marathon on March 11 to celebrate her mother's 70th birthday. Story explores the amazing bond between mother and daughter.

Runner's World, Other Voices Column

After My Mom's Murder, I thought I'd Never Run a Marathon Again. Here's Why I Did.
April 12, 2017: Running helps me manage by "big feelings," whether it's processing grief and trauma, or rallying a community.

Alexandria Times

Liz Dunning Runs Marathon In Memory of Slain Mother
March 16, 2017: Front page reflections on the race!

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WJLA - ABC7

Working Woman: Run Lizzie Run!
March 31, 2017: WASHINGTON (ABC7) — Beloved realtor Nancy Dunning, wife of Alexandria Sheriff Jim Dunning, was shot and killed by Charles Severance in 2003. She was the first of three victims in Alexandria.

But to Liz Dunning, she was just Mom.

After Severance's conviction, Dunning decided it was time to do something special for her Mom. She realized the "Rock and Roll Marathon" would fall on her mother's 70th birthday.

She started writing a therapeutic blog called "Run Lizzie Run," and decided to raise money for the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence.

On a freezing cold March morning, Liz ran those 26 miles for her mom and marveled at all the loved ones who came to support her.