Raising money no obstacle for these racers

Shown are some photos from the Race for the ROC 5K obstacle race held Saturday. It was the event’s third year. The race was held throughout Waterworth Memorial Park in Salem and benefits the ROC Youth Center. During the past two years, the obstacle race raised over $25,000. The ROC is headquartered in the former Romanian Orthodox Church on South Lundy Avenue. It first opened on Dec. 29, 2009 for a New Year’s Eve party for kids ages 13-20. The non-denominational faith-based facility gives the young people a safe place to hang out, where they can talk, shoot hoops, play games and make their own music at no cost to them. (Salem News photos by J.D. Creer)