Thousands of runners decided to take part in the Beach to Bay run over the weekend. And one man decided to run the entire race Saturday morning.
Texas Department of Public Safety State Trooper Sgt. Nathan Brandley decided to run the entire race in honor and to raise awareness for several non-profit groups and his sponsor.
Sgt. Brandley ran for local Wounded Warriors, Veterans with Burn Pits 360, cancer survivors, his wife who suffers from Lupus Disease and law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty.
He says his motto was on his shirt, “running for those who can’t.”
His sponsor was Humpal Physical Therapy and he also ran in the Gaby Humpal’s memory. He died in a plane crash in 2012. Her son Tad died almost a year later.
“I wanted to run for those who can’t or those who want to run but can’t because they can’t work out because of the limitations to their health, ” said Sgt. Brandley.
His favorite part of the race was running through the base and thanking the men and women at that facility for their services on Armed Forces Day.
Brandley says the toughest part was running the last two miles. He added in order to finish the race, he set up water with nutrients at different stages of the race.