Saturday April 29, 2022
All abilities welcome and encouraged!
Starts at the Sgt. Joshua Desforges Memorial behind Ludlow High School
Kids Race at 8:45-no registration necessary
Students and Veterans $25
Participants do get a shirt
The Sgt. Joshua D. Desforges Walk/Run Challenge is a race inspired by the life of Sgt. Joshua D.
Desforges, a United States Marine that was killed in combat in Afghanistan in May 2010. Josh chased his
dream to become a Marine and every day, “lived life full throttle”. This event is not an average 5K
run/walk. This event is better described as a 3+ mile road and trail run, with a twist of Marine Corps
inspired obstacles and challenges sure to test mettle. 100% of the proceeds of this event have gone, and
will continue to go, directly into the Sgt. Joshua D. Desforges Scholarship fund.
All proceeds go to graduating Ludlow High Seniors that are pursuing their life’s passion as Josh was by becoming a United Staes Marine.. This scholarship is different as It is open to any student regardless of college. They could be going to a trade school, joining the military, starting their own business etc.
The scholarship is a way of honoring Josh’s life while giving back to the community that supported us tremendously when we lost him.