• Welcome runners!

Thank you for being part of the Race for Seminarians Team! We are grateful for your prayers and sweat and sacrifices, and the Office of Vocations is available to support you in any way we can.

See below for training tips and fundraising information. Please contact us if you have any questions or would like more information. 

Race for Seminarians Team Events: 

September 12 Race for Seminarians Team Rally and Picnic - 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., Lacey Woods Park in Arlington. Come at 5:30 for a 20-minute fun run, then get race strategy tips from Ray Pugsley, hear fundraising tips, and gear up for race day. Cheer squads are welcome too! 

October 21 Vigil Mass with a blessing for runners - 5:30 p.m., Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church

October 22 Marine Corps Marathon and 10K, followed by team brunch.

Being a part of the Race for Seminarians Team includes:

  • Networking events to meet other runners and find training partners 
  • Training tips from Ray Pugsley, Owner of Potomac River Runners
  • Gait analysis, shoe fitting and discounts for athletic ware
  • Training program and schedule
  • Creative fundraising materials and suggestions
  • Team T-shirt
  • Post-race brunch
  • And more!

Join the Race for Seminarians Team today!

  1. Register as a member of the Race for Seminarians team 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 $500; Half-marathon: $250; 10K runners: $175; 5K: $75.
  2. Select the race you would like to run and register for it (find options on our Races page).
  3. Start fundraising! Visit the Fundraising page for tips.