UT Cross Country Running For Their Lives... The Lives of Cancer Patients

If you drive down South Broadway in Tyler Saturday afternoon, you probably noticed someone running.

Nothing too strange, except it was on a treadmill outside, in the middle of a parking lot.

The UT Tyler Cross Country team has put together a "treadathon" to benefit the American Cancer Society's "Relay for Life."

Members of the team will keep a continuous stream of runners on the treadmill. It began at 9 a.m. Saturday morning and will go all night until 6 p.m. Sunday, April 1st.

Runners said in the race against cancer, they can use their health for the good of others.

"Us running and doing what we do best, is just our way of giving what we can to the American Cancer Society," said team captain Clay Freeman. "We're just trying to get the attention out there for what they are trying to do with Relay for Life. That's just really the goal, is to do what we can."

If you would like to stop by and make a donation or cheer on the runners, they will be at Raquet and Jog on South Broadway in Tyler Saturday night and all day Sunday until 6 p.m.