Thank you for visiting this page. This year's run/walk will be virtual in light of the circumstances surrounding COVID-19. The goal is for participants to log their 5k run/walk by May 31st.
The funds raised by this event will help support Catholic Charities. We as an organization are supporting those who are affected by the circumstances of COVID-19 through rental, utility, and other assistance as well as those who were previously at-risk such as struggling individuals and families who do their best to make ends meet, who are now even more affected by the circumstances of COVID-19. Your support will have a great impact!
I've always been a fan of 5ks and usually get really competitive with them. These days I am not in the greatest shape, but also I thought my focus could be something a bit more meaningful than performance. So I intend to focus on compassion. Often times we are all focused on the stressors of life, but recent science shows that taking time to actively think compassionately towards others can lower stress and make us a bit happier. So if you are interested in adding on this extra component, please run/walk your 5k and spend that time sending compassion to those you know, have known, or even just the people that you see walking/driving by. Whether it's a saying like "I wish you well" or "I wish you good health" or a perhaps a silent prayer.
Thanks so much for supporting this cause and I wish you well!