Lakefront Marathon organizers plan to honor Scott Birk, a Waukesha native who was registered to run the race in October but was killed Monday while training near his home in Austin, Texas.
According to the Austin American-Statesman, Birk was hit by a Dodge Durango while attempting to cross a street. The vehicle reportedly had a green light and no charges are expected.
A 1985 graduate of Marquette University, Birk moved to Austin in 1990 and established himself as one of the area's top master's division runners.
"I just think one of the truly great guys in the running community is gone, and he'll be missed," John Conley, race director of the LiveStrong Austin Marathon, told the Statesman.
Click here for a profile on Birk written by a fellow runner in Austin.