5k Race to honor fallen trooper set for Saturday morning - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

5k Race to honor fallen trooper set for Saturday morning

5k Race to honor fallen trooper set for Saturday morning

Lubbock,TX (KCBD) - Friends, family, and members of the community will run to celebrate the life and service of a fallen DPS trooper. The Trooper McDonald Memorial Race will honor Trooper Jonathan McDonald, 28, who died November 15 while responding to a traffic accident.

Alison Blalock is putting the event together and says all proceeds from the event will benefit Brynn Bigham.

"Brynn has an unnamed disorder,where her body doesn't digest food so she is constantly on a feeding tube," Blalock said.

Alison says Trooper McDonald was close to Brynn's family and he would be happy to know that the event would benefit her.

"John always wanted to help them, so I know he would be honored to know that this is where all the money is going," Blalock continued. "It's turned into a big race, we've had so much support and we've been overwhelmed by the number of people and the number of sponsors."

Alison says she expects 200 runners and over 30 volunteers to participate in Saturday's memorial race.

"I am so blown away by all the comments from people who knew John and people who didn't know him, who are troopers. This a way for us to celebrate and thank all of our troopers who go out and put there lives on the line every single day," Blalock said.

The Trooper McDonald Memorial Race begins at 9 a.m. at the Garza County Law Enforcement Center located at 412 East 15th St. in Post.

Race registration starts at 8 a.m.

Online or race day registration costs $18; registration by mail is $15.

For more information or to pre-register, visit www.troopermcdonald.com or call (806) 781-3828.

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