San Antonians and their dogs invited to run or walk
Hundreds of runners and walkers of all ages – many with their dogs – will visit campus Sunday, Oct. 15, for the University’s fourth annual 5K run/walk – the StMU 5K for the Neighborhood.

This year, next-door neighbor Holy Rosary Catholic Church, which is led by Marianist priests and brothers, will receive proceeds from the event to enhance services and outreach programs in the St. Mary’s Gateway District.

“This is a fun way to build community spirit and support Holy Rosary Church,” University President Thomas Mengler said. “Your participation helps build up a vibrant parish that does so much for people on the West Side of San Antonio.”

Past races have benefited the United Way, the Neighborhood Place and the St. Vincent de Paul Society and have funded family assistance programs and parenting education services for those with limited resources. The StMU 5K is part of an ongoing effort to enhance quality of life through neighborhood revitalization. St. Mary’s strives to be a vital partner in promoting the health and wellness, education and safety of the Gateway District community.

StMU 5K for the Neighborhood
Who: St. Mary’s University community, local runners, dogs (spayed/neutered, leashed)
When: Sunday, Oct. 15. Opening remarks at 8:45. 5K begins at 9 a.m.
Where: St. Mary’s University campus. Start/finish at Alkek Plaza.
Why: Raise funds for Holy Rosary Catholic Church outreach programs
Registration: Online or on race day at 7:30-8:45 a.m.
Parking: In front of campus in Lots V and S or at the back of campus in Lot D
Catholic Mass: 7:30-8:15 a.m. in Pecan Grove (optional; all are welcome)
Amenities: Food, beverages and live music after the 5K. Awards ceremony at 10 a.m.
Packet Pickup: Bibs, timers and T-shirts may be picked up at these locations:

  • iRun Texas-Bitters
    2602 NW Loop 1604
    Building 1, Suite 106
    San Antonio, TX 78248
    Tuesday, Oct. 10, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • St. Mary’s University Alumni Athletics & Convocation Center
    Wednesday, Oct. 11, 1-7 p.m.
    Thursday, Oct. 12, 1-7 p.m.
  • Alkek Plaza
    Sunday, Oct. 15, 7:30-8:45 a.m.
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