STEVENSVILLE, Mont. -

On June 1st Dave Bryzcki was attacked by a grizzly bear. 

It happened in the Centennial Range in Southwest Montana. He came face to face with a grizzly while hunting with his dad.  His dad heard a gunshot and found his son with serious injuries. The 10-year-old bear was later found dead from the gunshot wound.

Today, Bryzcki is in Seattle and out of the hospital but staying close by. Friends tell us he’s on the road to recovery. Friends and family are raising money to help Bryzcki and his wife pay for the cost of the doctors, procedures and housing.

Brzycki calls Stevensville is home. He would have never thought a 5k race would be in honor of him.

"He's quite an amazing person and I know he's going to pull through and be able to tell his story to everyone someday," said friend Christann Schmid.

And it's not just Bryzcki's close friends and the town of Stevensville routing for his recovery.

"I saw some stuff we've gotten from Washington, Idaho, Utah, Florida, just across the country people who have heard the story, people who are hunters or just different athletes that relate," explained friend Sarah Armijo.

Bryzcki lives his life inspiring others to push their bodies to the extreme. He's a personal trainer at Peak Fitness in Stevensville. Many of his friends explained to me how inspirational he is to them.

"Our hearts are with him, because Diane and I, my wife and I both just think the world of him. He's probably one of the greatest and nicest guys that I've ever met," said friend Grant Thrailkill.

 For the past couple months, the group has been brain storming ideas on how they can help Bryzcki and his wife. They decided to put together a 1 mile and 5k run or walk and a pulled pork dinner and silent auction. The group is determined to help Bryzcki as much as he has helped them in their lives.

"I'll work until we've raised the last penny," said Schmid.

"We just want him to know that we all love him back here, we're all rooting for him," said friend Steve Tenold.

The road to recovery for Bryzcki is going to take awhile, but the support is endless.

Right now Bryzcki is recovering from multiple reconstructive surgeries.  His arms were broken and he had compound fractures in his hands and suffered massive facial trauma.

Registration and information on the 1 mile and 5k walk or run is located here.

On June 1st Dave Bryzcki was attacked by a grizzly bear. 

It happened in the Centennial Range in Southwest Montana. He came face to face with a grizzly while hunting with his dad.  His dad heard a gunshot and found his son with serious injuries. The 10-year-old bear was later found dead from the gunshot wound.

Today, Bryzcki is in Seattle and out of the hospital but staying close by. Friends tell us he’s on the road to recovery. Friends and family are raising money to help Bryzcki and his wife pay for the cost of the doctors, procedures and housing.

Brzycki calls Stevensville is home. He would have never thought a 5k race would be in honor of him.

"He's quite an amazing person and I know he's going to pull through and be able to tell his story to everyone someday," said friend Christann Schmid.

And it's not just Bryzcki's close friends and the town of Stevensville routing for his recovery.

"I saw some stuff we've gotten from Washington, Idaho, Utah, Florida, just across the country people who have heard the story, people who are hunters or just different athletes that relate," explained friend Sarah Armijo.

Bryzcki lives his life inspiring others to push their bodies to the extreme. He's a personal trainer at Peak Fitness in Stevensville. Many of his friends explained to me how inspirational he is to them.

"Our hearts are with him, because Diane and I, my wife and I both just think the world of him. He's probably one of the greatest and nicest guys that I've ever met," said friend Grant Thrailkill.

 For the past couple months, the group has been brain storming ideas on how they can help Bryzcki and his wife. They decided to put together a 1 mile and 5k run or walk and a pulled pork dinner and silent auction. The group is determined to help Bryzcki as much as he has helped them in their lives.