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Run, Walk, Cheer, Pray and Donate for our Seminarians!

Don't miss your chance to be part of race season 2020! 

Are you a runner or walker? Join our team, sign up for some races, and offer your prayers, sweat and fundraising efforts for vocations. (The Marine Corps Marathon lottery is March 18-31 if you're interested in that race!)

Can you cheer them on as a member of our cheer squad?

Can you sponsor a runner?  By doing so, you support diocesan seminarians.

Can you pray for all of these efforts?

Read on to learn how you can be part of something big! And don't miss the photo gallery of our runners at the bottom of this page.

To join the Race for Seminarians Team:

  1. As a RUNNER: Select the race you would like to run, then register as a member of the Race for Seminarians team and set your fundraising goal. Visit our Runners' Page for more information, get some training and fundraising tips, and register.

  2. As a SPONSOR: you can make a donation online or by check to a specific runner, or to support the team (and vocations) in general. 

  3. As a CHEERLEADER: Contact the Vocations Office to sign up and get a T-shirt!

  4. As a PRAYER WARRIOR: Add this cause to your daily intentions, or join the St. Therese Vocations Society as way to pray for vocations by name every day.

Here is a flier to help spread the word!

How will your efforts help?

The Diocese of Arlington invests a great deal in its seminarians to ensure they become well-formed priests. Their formation, including human, spiritual, intellectual and pastoral, requires a commitment of time, effort and money. 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.

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 27, 2019). There are other races coming up, see our Race Page for more ideas.


Thank you runners!