Dan Jones 5k

Kristov Martinez flashes up the Lion handsign while running with Jaryn Wacker during the 2018 Dan Jones 5K.

Walkers and runners will gather once again in Commerce in the memory of a former Texas A&M University-Commerce President at the third annual Dr. Dan Jones Memorial 5K Fun Run and Walk this weekend.

The event began in 2017 in memory of Jones, the former A&M-Commerce President who served in that position from 2008 until 2016. In April of 2016, Jones took his own life, an event that sent shockwaves throughout the community and university.

The 5K has been held annually since then to raise money for a memorial in Jones’ honor to be placed on campus. A dedication for the not-yet-constructed memorial is tentatively set for some time this fall.

Participants of all ages are welcomed to register. A&M-Commerce students may register for free, while all others must pay a $25 fee. All registrants receive a free t-shirt.

The event is scheduled for April 27 outside of Ferguson Hall on the A&M-Commerce campus. On-site registration begins at 7 a.m. and participants begin lining up at 7:50 a.m.

To pre-register or provide a sponsorship, visit http://bit.ly/2IBtJ0Q.