Runners and walkers of all experience levels are invited to be part of the Race for Seminarians team, offering your prayers, sweat and fundraising efforts for vocations.
Runners can get sponsored for the race(s) of their choice, though most energy has gone into the Marine Corps Marathon and 10K (which are October 22, 2017).
The Marine Corps Marathon Lottery runs March 22 - 29. Don't miss your chance to sign up!
Registration for the Marine Corps 10K opens April 27. Last year this race filled up more quickly than usual, so mark your calendar to sign up early.
To join the Race for Seminarians Team:
- Register as a member of the Race for Seminarians team (Coming in March) and set your fundraising goal. Your goal can be for one race, or cumulative over as many races as you want. Suggested goals: Marathon runners $350; Half-marathon: $250; 10K runners: $175; 5K: $100.
- Select the race you would like to run and register for it (find options here and here).
- Start fundraising! See our list of tips below.
Those not running can help by making a donation online or by check to a specific runner, or to support the team (and vocations) in general.
How will your donations help?
Fundraising directly affects the work of the Office of Vocations in the Diocese of Arlington. Funds will assist those discerning a vocation to priesthood and those who are in seminary formation. The Diocese provides each seminarian with an education, housing and food, yet other unexpected expenses occur. Your donations will help supplement discernment programs as well as pay for seminarian expenses not normally covered by the Diocese.