The second annual Tony Daniel Memorial 5K — in honor of the former Brownwood Area FCA Director who passed away Sept. 26, 2018 — has been shifted from a traditional run to a virtual event, according to an email from race director Kristin Haman.


“Due to recent events we want to ensure the safety of our community and our race participants, so we have made our race a Virtual Event,” Haman said in the email. “This means that the participants may run their 5K or 1 Mile as a Fun-Run in a safe environment. Whether that is on a treadmill, around their neighborhood, at a park, beach, etc. as long as they are following guidelines for social distancing that is recommended during this time.”


Participants are asked to use the hashtag #TD5K to show others through social media how their runs went.


“I created this event last year as a way to honor Tony Daniel by raising money to send students in the Brownwood Area FCA organization to camps all across Texas,” Haman said in the email. “These camps include junior high through college aged students who get to go to camps tailored to strengthening their walk with the Lord and equipping them to share the Gospel message and Christ's love to those around them.


“We are sad that we cannot gather together the way we did last year as it was a great event, but we still want to honor Tony's memory and be able to let people be a part of this great event virtually. I believe we can still have a community feel through our participants sharing their stories and photos from their runs on social media platforms.”


Runners can register and run at anytime between now and April 25 and post their race results, photos of their time during their walk or run, they can run in small groups (less than 10) according to safety guidelines set by CDC and governing bodies over their towns/communities.


To register, visit https://runsignup.com/Race/TX/Brownwood/TonyDanielMemorial5K