I never had the pleasure of meeting Tony Banovich, but I can think of no better way to honor the memory of such a loved running community legend than to run in his honor. I've been really glad to participate in the virtual run as a way to support Tony's loved Missoula community, keep motivated through the some cold, dark winter days and holidays, and honor his memory. Participants had from 11/12 to 12/31 to run 4.35 miles, the average daily distance of Tony’s 1,731 day run streak. All proceeds from the event will be donated To Run Wild Missoula, the organization near and dear to Tony’s heart. I’ve decided to add a personal challenge by averaging Tony’s daily mileage for the event period, 217.5 miles in 50 days. Registration is $35 and includes a commemorative pin, donated by Ashworth Awards, embossed with Banovich’s signature email send-off – “See you on the roads, tracks, and trails.” I'll be really happy to participate in this virtual challenge for years to come, and hope to make my way to Missoula one day and experience everything Tony loved about that community.