Memorial Run for Amanda Price set in New Albany


Family and friends have set up a Amanda Price Memorial 5K Run and Fun Run on March 10 in New Albany to remember the New Albany resident.

Amanda Price, a school district employee and the wife of New Albany head football coach Ron Price, was shot and killed at her home on Dec. 5. Her husband Ron was also shot that night, but was treated for injuries and survived.

New Albany Police Chief David Grisham said the Price shootings were an apparent robbery gone wrong. Craig Obrien Baker, 20, was charged Dec. 19 with one count of capital murder, one count of aggravated assault and two counts of auto burglary.

Now family and friends want to honor and remember Amanda Price.

“This is a Memorial Run for Amanda,” said Mrs. Cathy Cossey, Amanda’s mother. “All of the proceeds will go for the Junior Auxiliary scholarship fund and Survival, Inc (of Saltillo, MS). They have been so good about helping us survive this tragedy. Please come and participate if it is where you can! We love you and appreciate all of your support.”

Race information
Amanda Price Memorial 5k Run and Fun Run

LOCATION: New Albany Elementary School
874 Sam T Barkley Drive
New Albany, Mississippi

Saturday, March 10, 2012
1/2 Mile Fun Run Benefitting The Junior Auxiliary of New Albany (Scholarship Fund) 5K Benefitting Survival, Inc.

We have a Twitter Account – @AmandaPriceRun.

Our Pre-registration deadline for guaranteed shirts is 2/20! Please help us spread the word. TO BE GUARANTEED A SHIRT: You must register by Friday, February 20th. You can use the race application form to order just a shirt
if you can’t run or walk (Those are due 2/20). A few additional shirts will be ordered for race participants and distributed on a first come first serve basis.


1/2 Mile Fun Run: 8:00 a.m.
$15 Pre-registration and on $20 Race Day

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5K RACE: 8:30 a.m.

$20 Pre-registration and

$25 Race Day Registration

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Race Day Schedule

6:00 a.m. – 7:30 –Race Day Registration and Packet Pick-up

7:30 a.m. – Special Ceremony

8:00 a.m. – Fun Run

8:30 a.m. – 5k Run/Walk

We NEED FAN support along the race course. If you can’t run/walk the event,

but want to help support the race, come and cheer along the walkers and

runners! Purple was Amanda’s favorite color, so dress up in all your

craziest purple clothes!! The race course can be seen online at

Want to sponsor the race? For $100 your business can be listed on the back of the official race t-shirt! Contact Amy Smithey for more sponsorship information. 662.316.5213 Deadline: 2/20

For more information about the race and for registration forms to participate in the race or volunteer for the race, log on to

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