Memorial 5k Raises Triple Goal for #JDRF

Pete Sowell Memorial 5k
Pete Sowell

In loving memory of Pete Sowell, close friends organized a memorial 5k race benefitting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund (JDRF) this past weekend.

Pete Sowell Memorial 5k

Registration at McAlpine Creek Park 

Over $30,000 will be donated to #JDRF, three times as much as the initial goal, thanks to a supportive community and a close-knit group of friends who helped spread the word.

Pete was stricken with Juvenile Diabetes at the age of 14. He never let Diabetes control his life and lived each day doing exactly what Pete wanted to do. Eventually, the disease took Pete from us, but it can never take away the memories, inspirations and laughs that Pete shared with us.

Pete Sowell Memorial 5k

Race T-shirts

Saturday’s event was the largest non-sponsored event for JDRF, an impressive feat for the first annual 5k! After the race, participants gathered at Triple C Brewery for drinks and live music.

#dustymag5k

Pete Sowell Memorial 5k

Pictured from left to right: David Pasquini, Dylan George, Sam Potts, Will Reid

These altruistic individuals hope to make the Pete Sowell Memorial 5k an annual event to raise awareness and financially support juvenile diabetes research as well as bring friends of Pete back together.

The Pete Sowell Memorial 5k is a run honoring the life and memory of our best friend Pete. #dustymag5k

Click on a picture below to view the 2014 picture gallery*:

*If you have additional pictures from the race, please send them to me!

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