Each year Jogging for Judah raises funds for a local family to help support domestic and international adoptions and this year’s grant recipients are Kyle and Katy Davis.

The event is a 5K and one-mile walk/run taking place at 7 a.m. Saturday, June 17, at TexasBank in Stephenville.

“Adoption has been part of my family for generations. My grandfather was raised in Lena Pope Home for orphans, he and my grandma adopted and two of my sisters have adopted,” Katy Davis wrote on the Jogging for Judah website. “Because of this, I’ve always had an awareness of the need of adoption.”

Back when they were dating Katy told her now husband Kyle that adoption was important to her and he felt the same.

“Our entire marriage we have said, ‘when we adopt,’ when discussing the future,” Katy wrote. “It was a decision we made 12 years ago and have been waiting for the right time for our family.”

Katy and Kyle have two daughters and are now ready to adopt their third.

“We both felt very strongly that we were to pursue adoption and began researching domestic and international programs,” Katy wrote. “During our research, it was if every road led back to China. So in October, after a short discussion, we agreed God was telling us that we were to adopt a little girl on the other side of the world. Shortly after that decision, we chose and agency and began the process.”

Registration is $30 and $35 the day of the race with a youth price of $10. Awards will follow the races.

“Jogging for Judah is such a tangible way to help those in the adoption process,” said board member Rachel Stacy. “It is amazing to see the support for the grant family every year!”

For more information on Jogging for Judah or to register visit www.joggingforjudah.com.