'Taking Our Shot' 5K to benefit juvenile diabetes research

Course runs through Camp Speers YMCA in Dingmans Ferry, activities offered for the whole family


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  • Participants at a past "Taking Our Shot" 5K (Photo provided)




  • A thank you for helping juvenile diabetes research at a past 5K (Photo provided)




— The Lordi family will be hosting the sixth annual "Taking Our Shot at Inspiring Hope" 5K at Camp Speers YMCA, 143 Nichecronk Road, Dingmans Ferry on Saturday, May 19. All proceeds will benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).

Chris and Leslie Lordi’s daughter Josephine was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes on Oct. 19, 2012. Now in its sixth year, "Taking Our Shot" has raised more than $60,000 through its partnership with Camp Speers YMCA, JDRF, Ray 'n Charles Diner, and Wal-Mart. Last year, over $9,000 was raised for JDRF.

There will be awards for walkers and runners, a basket raffle, a kids’ fun run, refreshments and more.

Registration To pre-register online, visit racemenu.com/157243 by May 17.

To register by mail, complete the entry form, sign, and mail by May 13 to: Chris Lordi at 125 Independence Drive, Milford, PA 18337. Enclose your check payable to JDRF. For more information call Leslie or Chris at 570-351-1214 or e-mail takingourshot5K@gmail.com.

The cost is $20 for pre-registered adults and $15 for pre-registered students under 18.

Registration on the day of the race is $25. Registration is from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. and the race starts at 9 a.m.

T-shirts will be offered to participants pre-registered by May 8 and by first come, first served on the day of the race.

The course The course is a trail course with challenges for all types of athletes and is chip-timed.

It is a scenic cross-country course at Nichecronk Lake.

Activities Kids’ activities (during and after the race)

Basket raffle

Refreshments

Awards Overall male and female winners

Top 3 walkers

First, second, and third place for both male and female winners in the following divisions: 12 and Under, 13-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+

This fundraising effort is supported each year by donors, sponsors, family and friends.

For more details visit: https://lordic.wix.com/takingourshot.



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