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3rd Annual Fall 5K Run/Walk Scheduled for November 12
By: Jennifer Buchheister


     The air is crisp and the leaves are changing. Fall has arrived and so is the 3rd Annual Mother Seton School (MSS) Fall 5K Run/Walk scheduled for November 12, 2011. The morning events promise to be a fun way for families and individuals to get out and enjoy the beautiful scenery, get a little exercise, and spend quality time with others while benefitting a great cause: Mother Seton School’s Educational Program.  

     Taking place at Mount St. Mary’s University - Waldron Stadium, the day will begin at 7:30 a.m. with number pick up and on site registration. The first event will take place at 8:30 a.m. with a 1 mile run on part of the 5K course. This run is open to all ages. Medals and UnderArmor backpacks filled with goodies will be given to every runner. Jogging strollers are allowed. The donation fee for the 1 mile run is $15 per adult runner 18 years and older, and $10 under age 18.


     A Kid Dash – 200M Run for kids age 7 and under will begin at 8:50 a.m. The fee for the 200M (1/4 mile) is $5.00 per child. Medals will be awarded to all kids, as well as a backpack filled with goodies.

     The 5K Run/Walk will begin with a shotgun start at 9:00 a.m. The individual fee is $20 per adult 18 and older and $10 under age 18. All 5K runners will receive UnderArmor backpacks filled with gifts and early registration runners (by November 4) will also receive a race t-shirt. Runners and walkers will experience a fairly flat course on the beautiful grounds of Mount Saint Mary’s University athletic fields. Approximately half of the 5K is on a road closed to cars with the other half on a trail through farm fields. Jogging strollers are allowed. 


     In addition to healthy family fun, this event is an important fundraiser for Mother Seton School. More than ever, MSS needs financial support to bridge the gap between their modest tuition (which brings a high quality, faith based education within reach of families in need) and school expenses. Please register your family for this event today and consider a sponsorship if you or your business is able.

     Register online at http://www.active.com or by completing a registration available at http://www.mothersetonschool.org. Form may also be picked up at Mother Seton School, 100 Creamery Road, Emmitsburg, MD. 21717.   On site registration will be available on the day of the event between 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. at Mount Saint Mary’s Waldron Stadium, 16300 Old Emmitsburg Road, Emmitsburg, MD 21727.

     For more information, contact Bridget McCarthy, event chair, at bridgetmccarthy@hotmail.com or Mother Seton School (301) 447-3161 or visit http://www.mothersetonschool.org

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3rd Annual Fall 5K Run/Walk Scheduled for November 12
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