Notre Dame TRiO announces return of Father Ted’s 5K Walk, 5K and 10K on Sept. 16


Father Ted’s 5K Walk, 5K and 10K

Father Ted’s 5K Walk, 5K and 10K

The University of Notre Dame TRiO Programs will host Father Ted’s 5K Walk, 5K & 10K to benefit Upward Bound and Talent Search on Sept. 16 (Saturday) at Irish Green, next to the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center on campus.

Beginning at 8:30 a.m., the 5K and 10K runs and 5K walk will wind through campus, past landmarks including Notre Dame Stadium, the Hesburgh Library, the Grotto and the Golden Dome.

The event, which is returning to campus for the eighth time after a two-year hiatus, will begin with a race day proclamation and prayer service followed by entertainment and refreshments.

Participants, including “virtual” participants, will receive a race T-shirt, handouts and prizes from on-site sponsors Whole Foods and Notre Dame Athletics.

Other sponsors are the Tulchinsky family, Active Health and Wellness Center, Fleet Feet Sports, Four Winds Casinos, Michiana Timing Co., South Bend Tribune, Walgreens (Notre Dame) and Martin’s Super Markets.

Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, TRiO programs are federal outreach and student services programs designed to ensure equal educational opportunity for all Americans, regardless of race, ethnic background or economic circumstances.

Notre Dame offers two TRiO programs: Upward Bound equips South Bend high school students to enter and succeed in higher education, and Talent Search provides academic, career and financial counseling to South Bend youth in grades 7 through 12.

Combined, the two programs have benefited more than 20,000 South Bend-area students since 1966 with academic services such as tutoring, college visits, mentoring and leadership conferences.

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Contact: Erin Blasko, assistant director of media relations, 574-631-4127,