8th Annual Nun Run to help more children

Ursuline Sisters Mission is hosting the8th annual Nun Run 5k, 1-mile walk, and kids’ run. The event is once again offered as a hybrid — both in-person and virtual.

It’s a wonderful way for families and friends across the Mahoning Valley, country and world to support vital children’s programs, stay active, and be involved in a healthy service activity.

The entry fee is $30 in advance or $35 the day of the race. To be guaranteed a t-shirt, entries must be received by Fri., Sept. 16. There is no entry fee for the Kids’ Run. Participants also receive a swag bag.

The in person event is Sat., Oct. 1 at the Ursuline Center, 4280 Shields Road. Registration opens at 7:30 a.m. The Kids’ Fun Run begins at 8:15 a.m., followed by the 1-Mile Walk at 8:30 a.m. and the 5k Race at 9 a.m. Awards will be given to the top three overall male and female finishers, as well as for age-group winners. A cash award will be given to the man and woman who can set a new record on the 5k course.

The virtual event runs Sat., Oct. 1 to Sat., Oct. 15 and can be completed from anywhere in the world! Virtual participants will receive an official Nun Run t-shirt, finisher medal and swag with their entry fee of $30.

Proceeds from the event benefit the children served by the Ursuline Sisters HIV/AIDS Ministry, Beatitude House and the Ursuline Preschool & Kindergarten. 

Back by popular demand is “Run for a Nun.”  Participants can sign up to run in honor of an Ursuline Sister.

Online registration and sponsorship opportunities are available on our race website at https://runsignup.com/nunrun. For more, contact Marie Voitus at 330-793-0434 or at [email protected]. Learn more about the children who will be helped at these ministry websites: ursulinesistersaids.org, beatitudehouse.com, and ursulinepreschool.org