Inaugural Victory Junction Gang Run Has Over 800 Participants

RANDLEMAN, N.C. - More than 800 runners participated in the inaugural Victory Junction Run, half marathon and 4.5 K Sunday in Randleman, N.C., to benefit the Victory Junction Gang Camp.

Kyle Petty, driver of the NASCAR Nextel Cup No. 45 Dodge and the founder of the camp with his wife, Patti, drove the lead car through the race. Kyle's dad, seven-time NASCAR Cup champion Richard Petty and his wife, Lynda, were grand marshals.

NASCAR Cup team owner/driver Michael Waltrip competed in the half marathon, completing the event in 2 hours, 26 minutes and 11 seconds.

More than $65,000 was raised during the run, according to a news release, an amount that will cover the expenses to send 25 children to the camp next year. Children do not pay any expenses for the weeklong sessions at the camp.