Saturday morning featured the second annual Jogging for Judah Fun Run in Stephenville. The event included a one-mile kid fun run, a 5k and a 10k race. The purpose of the event is to raise money for families trying to adopt.
The event can offer up to $5,000 to this year’s family, Stephenville residents Caleb and Kristy Allen, who are in the process of adopting a daughter from China. If the monetary amount is more than the $5,000 then the remaining amount will go toward area churches to set up adoption support ministries. The event was directed by last year’s beneficiary Robyn Ballew, who is currently in the process of adopting a son, Judah, from Ethiopia.
Laura Prewitt, a Stephenville resident, shared her experience at the event.
It’s my first 5k. I’ve been walking for about a month now almost two miles a day," Prewitt said. "When I heard about the event I knew I wanted to participate. I’m pro-adoption overseas and wanted to help.”
The action began at TexasBank and continued down Frey Street all the way down through the Tarleton State University campus.
Caleb Williams, a University of Texas student and Tolar native, said his mother told him about the event. “When my mom told me about the run and the why the event was being held I wanted to do it right away. Helping a family that is going to help a child who is less fortunate is great. Also, I just really like to run. The freedom I get from running and the open air is great,” said Williams.