• Welcome runners!

Congratulations to all our runners!

Race season is definitely underway, and we are so grateful for all of your efforts to support our seminarians with your prayers, training, and fundraising efforts.

It was great to see so many of you at the Vigil Mass before the Marine Corps Marathon and 10K, and on race day itself. We have several runners doing the Richmond Half Marathon, the Marine Corps Turkey Trot, and "Team DJO Runs for Seminarians" from Bishop O'Connell High School doing the Jennifer Bush-Lawson 5K.

There are more races out there if you're still hungry; see our race page to pick a few, register, and start training and fundraising! We will accept donations through the end of the year so there's plenty of time.

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!

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.

In case you missed them, here are some photos from the Marine Corps events in 2018, and great photos from our 2017 races. (Feel free to send us your photos too!)

How do I join the Race for Seminarians Team?

  1. Register as a member of the Race for Seminarians team (coming soon) 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. Select your sponsors and start fundraising! Visit the Fundraising page for tips.
  4. Build your team! Here's a flier to help spread the word.

Build a Race for Seminarians Team at your parish! Get started here.