StMU 5K for the Neighborhood

Responsibly Run with Purpose
Friday, Oct. 23, to Sunday, Nov. 8

Run for the neighborhood in your neighborhood.


The seventh annual StMU for the Neighborhood is going virtual. Run, walk or hike anywhere, anytime in one of our four virtual races.

You can run, walk or hike anytime between Friday, Oct. 23, (starting at 5 a.m.) and Sunday, Nov. 8 (until 9 p.m.). Participants from every city, state and country are welcome to join in from their favorite running trails, treadmills, backyards, sidewalks or wherever else!

We ask that you keep social distancing and safety in mind if participating in a public place.

Registration is $20 for each 5K ($10 for students) and free for the 1K Kids Run.

Registration is now open! Registration closes Sunday, Nov. 8, at 5 p.m.

  • 5K Run/Walk

    Run with purpose… and no frills. Run, walk or hike this traditional 5K on or off campus.

  • Neigh-BOO-hood 5K Run/Walk

    Run or walk in your wackiest, wildest, funniest, scariest Halloween costumes! 

  • Dog-Friendly 5K Run/Walk

    Take a run, walk or hike with your pup(s)!

  • Kids 1K Run/Walk

    This free family-friendly 1K race is great for kids 12 and under.


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.

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