Holy Half Marathon to benefit three local charities

by Notre Dame News

Holy Half Marathon

The University of Notre Dame’s Class Councils, Women’s Running Club and Men’s Running Club will sponsor the seventh annual Holy Half Marathon April 10 (Sunday).

Beginning at 10 a.m., the Holy Half Marathon is a two-loop, 13.1-mile race throughout the Notre Dame campus. A 10K (6.2 mile) race will be a new feature of the event this year.

One of the largest student-organized events on campus, the Holy Half Marathon has participants ranging from all ages. This year’s goal is to have more than 1,000 runners and to raise over $20,000.

For the past six years, the Holy Half has dedicated its proceeds to a New Orleans community for Hurricane Katrina relief. This year, the evemt is bringing a more local focus to its cause by dividing the proceeds among three local organizations: the Center for the Homeless in South Bend, Michiana Down Syndrome, and St. Adalbert School.

Registration for the race is $35 and is available online at http://www.nd.edu/~holyhalf.

Contact: Gabby Tate or Sean Kickham, co-directors of the Holy Half Marathon, 260-750-1213,