Running with a Mission

Posted by Kacie Emmerson

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May 18, 2024

The 2024 Nazareth Run with a Mission 5K, held on May 18, brought together a sizeable crowd to support a good cause. Hosted by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, this annual event featured both in-person and virtual participation, allowing individuals from various locations to join in. The picturesque Nazareth Motherhouse Campus provided a beautiful backdrop for the race for the more than 200 participants.

This year’s 5K aimed to raise funds for a skills training program for women from economically poor backgrounds in India. The program, managed by the Sisters, focuses on offering vocational training in areas such as computer education, significantly improving employment opportunities for women in the region.

Chad Sweeney of Cox’s Creek high fives Sisters as he heads to the finish line Saturday during the 2024 Nazareth 5K

Participants of all ages enjoyed the scenic course that wound through the grounds. Along the route, Sisters, Associates, and volunteers held up signs and waved pompoms and bells to cheer on the runners.

Awards were presented to the top male and female finishers, along with the top finishers in various age categories. Coming in first place overall was Peter Johnson of Lexington, whose mother, Patty, is an alumna of Nazareth College. Patty, who traveled in from of Mishawaka, Indiana, also participated in the run.

Patty Johnson of Indiana and son, Peter Johnson, of Lexington were excited to visit the Nazareth campus. Patty is an alumna of Nazareth College.

“I have many great memories from here,” Patty said of Nazareth while posing for a photo in front of the Motherhouse with her son. She was excited to show him around and reminisce on the campus during the event.

Top overall female runner was Isabella Day of Upton, who placed fourth overall in the race. Each received a medal, a Sisters of Charity of Nazareth tumbler, a jar of Nazareth honey, candy from Candy for Caring, and a FiveStar gift card.

Top finishers in various age categories were also awarded medals. To view the results, click here.

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1 Comment

  1. Debra Kehl

    Yeah!!! 🥰 Congratulations to All – The Runners, The Cheerleaders, The Water Suppliers and To Mother Nature for The Weather Day that was Prayed For! 👍💕🙏

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