MADISON, Wis. -

A charity run will be held later this month to honor a long-time runner who was murdered in her apartment last January.

The inaugural Run for Jenny 5K run/walk honors Jenny Boyce, who was killed in a murder/suicide by her estranged husband last January in her east side apartment.

The run will benefit Girls on the Run, a charity set up to encourage girls to use running to become more healthy and confident.

During her lifetime, friends said Boyce was a strong advocate for several causes, including Second Harvest Food Bank, and Susan B. Komen Race for the Cure. She also competed and finished the Ironman Wisconsin triathlon in 2011.

The Run For Jenny will happen at Lake Farm Park on May 19 starting at 9:00 a.m.