Join First Ever Ride for a Reason 5k Run/Walk

St. Peter’s School is excited to announce the addition of a 5k Fun Run/Walk to its annual Ride for a Reason fundraiser. Runners and walkers of any abilities and their families from Delano and surrounding communities are welcome.

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The Ride for a Reason 5k Fun Run/Walk is on Sat., Oct. 5, at the Delano City Park Gazebo. Runners will be released at 8 a.m. and walkers will begin at 8:15 a.m. The event is not a timed event, but a timer will be available at the start/finish line so participants can track their personal bests.

Cost before September 22 is $25 for adults and $20 for youth ages 12 and younger. Registration after September 22 and on the day of the event is $30 for adults and $25 for youth ages 12 and younger. A t-shirt is included in the fee. Children under age five are free. To register, download this form and send to us by mail. Proceeds will benefit St. Peter’s School.

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A 5K with Special Meaning

The 5K offers an inspiring and simple way for the public to join St. Peter’s School students’ annual Ride for a Reason.  Now through October 5, students are collecting pledge monies for their approximately six-mile bike ride through Delano. The students will “ride for a reason,” collecting names of special people or groups for whom they’ll ride “in memory of” or “in honor of” that day. The ride falls in step with the school’s mission to provide a foundation for a faith-filled, productive life.

One hundred percent of the money collected goes directly to St. Peter’s School. The students hope to raise $50,000. The ride begins at 9 a.m. in Delano City Park, following the 5K.

At the 5K, participants will be encouraged to write on a prayer board near the start/finish line a name of a person or cause for which they will run/walk. There will also be a space on their t-shirts to write names.

Following both the ride and 5K, St. Peter’s School students hope to have collected more than 1,000 names. They will pray for them in special Masses and during class throughout the year. In addition, the principal will read a short set of intentions everyday during morning announcements until all the intentions have been read.

“With every name and cause we collect, we are teaching our students the life-skill to stop, think beyond their own needs, and reflect upon others and pray for their well-being,” said Shannon Calice, St. Peter’s School principal. “It’s a lesson that will stick with them for a lifetime. We’re thrilled the public has an opportunity to join us!”

Download 5K registration form. More 5K details and a map coming soon!

Contact Denise Otto (763-221-0719 or rideforareason@yahoo.com) with questions.

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