Brandon Russell's Flash Dash remembers runner who died after Rock the Parkway half marathon

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Friends, family and those in the running community honored Brandon Russell in the Brandon Russell’s Flash Dash Saturday morning.

Russell died at the Rock the Parkway half marathon in Kansas City, Missouri.

654 people registered in the 5k and one-mile walk.

“Brandon will be remembered for bring people together and making every gathering a great time,” said James Reyes, a close friend of Russell’s according to a press release. “This is exactly what the Flash Dash is about.”

The Flash Dash raised $100 thousand between registration fees, sponsors and donors, including $45 thousand through a GoFundMe campaign

Proceeds from the race will go to The Brandon Russell Memorial Foundation. A portion of the proceeds will also go toward The Global Orphan Project. Both organizations are Kansas City based. 

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