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.
Mark your calendar for our Kickoff, on Thursday May 11, from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., details to come.
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
- Post-race brunch
- And more!
Build your team today!
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 $500; Half-marathon: $250; 10K runners: $175; 5K: $75.
- Select the race you would like to run and register for it (find options
- 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?
The Diocese of Arlington invests a great deal in its seminarians to ensure they become well-formed priests. This preparation requires a great deal of time, effort and money. Only the seminarian’s time and effort do not come at a cost to the diocese; the other endeavors add up to more than $250,000 by the time the priest is ordained.
Your donations to the Race for Seminarians contribute toward the costs of seminarian education as well as seminarian expenses not normally covered by the Diocese.