Thursday, December 06, 2007

Running And Giving

I'm just back from Randleman, North Carolina where we [John Bingham Racing] hosted the second Annual Run to Victory Half Marathon and 5 Miler. The race benefits Pattie & Kyle Petty's [NASCAR] 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. It truly is a magical place for the kids.

The first time I set foot on the camp I felt the positive energy. It is hard to describe but you just feel so darn good when you're there. The kids are having fun and you can "feel" it unveiling the layers of happiness inside. Last year we had about 600 run the race and raised $65,000. This year John set the goal to reach $100,000 and we not only reached his goal, but it came in well over $120,000.00! Thanks to all who supported the event and the camp. It is truly a wonderful opportunity for runners to run a tough and challenging hilly course all for a great cause! For those of you who are looking to Run and Give at a fantastic feel-good half marathon or 5 miler next year, put Sunday, December 7th, 2008 on your calendars.

Happy Trails,


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