Indiana Gov. Holcomb to speak at Notre Dame Trail kickoff

Author: Notre Dame News

Notre Dame Trail

Eric J. Holcomb, governor of Indiana, will attend the opening ceremony of the Notre Dame Trail, a two-week pilgrimage celebrating the 175th anniversary of the University of Notre Dame. The Notre Dame Trail begins Aug. 13 (Sunday) in Vincennes, Indiana.

Accompanied by Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., Holcomb will deliver a brief address at 8:30 p.m. at a dinner in Kimmell Park. He will also place stamps in the Notre Dame Trail passports of the 32 pilgrims journeying more than 300 miles from Vincennes to South Bend in commemoration of the path traversed by Notre Dame founder Rev. Edward F. Sorin, C.S.C., and the Holy Cross Brothers in November 1842.

The Notre Dame Trail will culminate Aug. 26 in a three-mile walk from South Bend’s Howard Park to the Notre Dame campus, followed by a 175th anniversary Mass and picnic. The picnic is family friendly and includes live entertainment and games.

The events on Aug. 26 are free and open to all who register. To register and learn more, visit

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