Posted on Jul 31, 2011

Thank You for Successful 5K Run in Memory of Kayla and Devin

Runners and walkers take off in the 5K run. (Photo courtesy of the Newark Advocate)

Thank You to all the participants, supporters, and organizers who helped make our 5K run in memory of Kayla Layton and Devin Reid a success.  About 200 runners and walkers participated in the event that was held on Saturday, July 30.


The run was organized by members of the Newark Catholic class of 2006, classmates of Kayla and Devin.  Kayla died in February this year from injuries sustained in a car crash.  Devin died in January 2009 from complications resulting from cancer.


Kayla and Devin participated in track and cross country while at Newark Catholic and the 5K run was a fitting way for friends to remember them.


The event raised about $2,000 for the Newark Catholic Foundation.


A related story can be found in the Newark Advocate here.


UPDATE (Aug 2, 2011):  Click on one of these pictures below for a nice pop-up slideshow view.

Nate Lee (’07) the winner of the race overall, receiving his medal
The Layton and Reid families
Race organizers and workers from the class of ’06