See you in 2021, runners!
Thank you to all of our runners and walkers who participated in our first ever virtual StMU 5K for the Neighborhood. Stay tuned for details about the 8th annual StMU 5K.
What is the StMU 5K for the Neighborhood?
The StMU 5K for the Neighborhood is an annual 5K race and event on the St. Mary’s University campus. Each fall, hundreds of St. Mary’s University students, alumni, faculty, staff and community members come together to run or walk five kilometers on our beautiful campus, and to celebrate afterwards with food, fun, music and fellowship.
Proceeds from the StMU 5K for the Neighborhood are used to assist nonprofits serving the needs of residents in neighborhoods surrounding the St. Mary’s University campus.
In 2019, Holy Rosary Catholic Church, which is administered by Marianist priests and brothers, and is adjacent to the St. Mary’s campus, received $10,000 to enhance services and outreach programs in the St. Mary’s Gateway District. Past recipients include the United Way, the Neighborhood Place and St. Vincent de Paul Society. Proceeds from previous 5Ks improved family assistance programs and parenting education services for those in surrounding neighborhoods with limited resources.
What does it mean to Run with Purpose?
Since 2014, the StMU 5K for the Neighborhood has helped serve the needs of people who live near St. Mary’s. In 2019, Holy Rosary Catholic Church received $10,000 to enhance services and outreach programs in the St. Mary’s Gateway District. The church is run by Marianist priests and brothers and located next to the St. Mary’s campus.
Now in our seventh year, we continue our purpose to serve and support our neighbors. Proceeds from this year’s 5K will continue to support the partnership between St. Mary’s and Holy Rosary Catholic Church. The church’s mission is to enhance services, outreach programs and the quality of life in the neighborhoods around the University.