Saint Mary's Catholic School Go Forth 5k and Kids' Fun Run

Saturday, September 18, 2021 Henrico, VA 23233 US
Events
Description

Join us for the eighth running of our annual Go Forth 5k and kids' run, this year in both in-person and virtual formats.

The in-person events will be on Saturday, September 18 at Deep Run Park: 8 a.m. for the kids' run and 8:30 for the Go Forth 5k walk/run. Virtual participants can join us anytime from Friday, September 17 to Monday, September 20. 

Our proceeds will benefit the 2021-22 Annual Fund for Saint Mary's Catholic School. The Annual Fund supports operating expenses at Saint Mary's and helps keep tuition cost down. 

"Go Forth" comes from the words we used to hear at the end of a Catholic mass: "Go forth to love and serve the Lord!" The Go Forth events are our way of starting off the school year with that direction in mind. In body and spirit, we'll celebrate our world, our community, and family fitness as a way to serve God and one another.  

Optional Kids' Run and 5k Training Routes

Here are a few routes that you might choose from. For the 5k, I am trying to pick locations that have a good start/finish where you can park, and routes that have sidewalks and are not too far from Saint Mary's. These are sourced from MapMyRun or USA Track and Field, and may be +/- 3.1 miles (5k) but will be close. For the Kids' Fun Run, feel free to run in your neighborhood or in a park nearby. The kids' run is about having fun, and is either one or two loops around the lake at Deep Run Park. It is likely that your child won't need to train for it per se, although getting out to walk and/or run together is healthy and can be a fun thing to do as a family. You could check local middle and high school tracks that are near you to see if they are open to the public. Check back here for updated information, as I hope to list some open tracks as I confirm their availability.

Godwin and Deep Run High School tracks may be open if they aren't being used by students. 
Benedictine Schools of Richmond's track is open after 5:45 p.m. on weekdays and as long as Saint Gertrude Gators or Benedictine Cadets aren't using it on weekends. St. Christopher's track is likewise open to the public as long as it's not in use by their students, so most weekdays after 6 p.m. and most anytime during weekends. 

For the 5k, here are a couple routes not far from Saint Mary's:

The original 5k route at Deep Run Park:

Starting at the John Rolfe YMCA:


Starting at the Shady Grove YMCA:
Start at the YMCA. 
Turn L onto Twin Hickory
Turn R onto Shady Grove
Turn R onto Nuckols
Turn L onto Twin Hickory
Back to the YMCA

 

Prizes

Our race team is working on some super prizes. The winner categories are as follows:
Kids' Fun Run
Kindergarten and under, first place male/female
Elementary, first place male/female

5k
Elementary, first place male/female
Middle school, first place male/female
Open division (high school and up), first place male/female

Stroller division winner

Title sponsors
Gold sponsors
Silver sponsors
Bronze sponsors
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