A 5-K Dash for Doc race was held recently in Columbia in memory of a Columbia doctor who died of a heart attack in May of this year.
Doctor Bryan McCraw was held in high regard in the community. The 59 year old McCraw was an avid runner having finished five marathons, one half marathon, and several smaller races. Prior to his death he was selected to compete in this years New York City Marathon in November.
As a way to celebrate his life, his family decided to hold the 5-K in memory of him and hold it on the weekend of the New York City Marathon.
More than 300 runners took part helping to raise $8000 for the American Heart Association.
"He ran many, many, years ago and he ran three marathons then," said Amber Pippin, daughter of McCraw. "In the past few years he started losing weight and decided to run again and his few miles turned into marathons again and He loved to run."
The family says they plan to make the race an annual event.
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