• 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.

We had a great Team Rally and Picnic on September 12. A number of team members arrived early to do a fun run, we heard some incredible training tips from Ray Pugsley to get us ready for Race Day, and some past runners shared their fundraising suggestions. (See our Fundraising Page for more ideas.)

Our next event is the Vigil Mass on Saturday, October 21, at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Arlington, which will include a runners' blessing. You can get your t-shirt there, or come by our office anytime.

The Marine Corps Marathon and 10K are Sunday, October 22, followed by team brunch. Packet Pick-up information is here; the Health & Fitness Expo is Friday and Saturday at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center.

See our Race Page for more races you can enter, or pick your own!

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.