Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Victory Junction Run

We are just back from a truly amazing event weekend. We were in Randleman, North Carolina for the Innaugural Victory Junction Half Marathon Run. An event to benefit the Victory Junction Gang Camp. The Victory Junction Gang Camp enriches the lives of children with chronic medical conditions or serious illnesses by providing life-changing camping experiences that are exciting, fun, and empowering, in a safe and medically sound environment. The Camp was founded by NASCAR driver Kyle Petty and his wife Pattie, in honor of their son Adam.

The Camp is operated purely on donations of kind people like the runners in this event. The Camp is run on the spirit of life. From the Camp Staff to the volunteers that come from all over the world, it is a truly inspirational and special Camp. More than 700 runners toed the line on race morning, running a challenging yet rewarding half marathon course. Plus, they all got a "high-five" at the finish from Kyle and Pattie Petty!

I had tears in my eyes most of the day. Not because I was sad, but because the generosity of the human spirit is far greater than we can all imagine. We raised over $65,000 this year and I am sure we will double that next year.
Victory Junction Run

Happy Trails,

Coach Jenny

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