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Memorial run held in remembrance of Cameron Bean

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) -

A memorial run was held this weekend for Cameron Bean, who was hit and killed by a car while running last year.

The 28-year-old went for an early evening run on Moccasin Bend Road last September, when he was struck and killed by a driver.

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Cameron's parents Lisa and Steve Bean organized the first annual Cam Run in honor of their son. They tell us they are grateful for the amount of support they've received almost a year after their son's death.

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"So many people that we know, that we don't know that maybe just met Cameron once came to support us and we're so thankful for that," said Lisa Bean.

Close to 700 people registered for the run, honoring Cameron's motto; "Just Go for a Run."

The 5K course started and finished on Hamm Road, passing a memorial for Cameron, which was hard for his best friend and teammate.

"I got pretty choked up not only at the start line but when we had to pass the memorial twice. That was tough emotionally for sure," said Brandon Hudgins. "He made me a better athlete and was somebody I confided in a lot. I missed him out there today. He's definitely here. He lives in all of us."

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Hudgins believes Cameron's spirit was felt as runners made their way to the finish line, and were greeted with loud cheers.

It was a day of consisting of some closure, smiles and community support for the Bean family who said they have no regrets, and know one day they will see Cameron again.

"He knew we loved him, he loved us, so we're very secure in that," Lisa Bean said.

The top 25 men and women from Saturday's 5K qualified for the Magnum Mile, that took place at 8 p.m. on Market Street in downtown Chattanooga.

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