Join the 5K Cross-Country Track Walk/Run for the Poor
Fundraiser to Support Those in Need in Calvert County!
Come with your family to this fun filled morning where
kids 10 and under can enjoy a Kiddie-K and play games
Saturday, October 5, 2019
at Calverton School Athletic Field
300 Calverton Road, Huntingtown, MD
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
When registering the Beneficiary to select if St. Katherine Drexel
under the Archdiocese of Washington, ID# 7397
Check-in/Registration begins at 7:30 AM
Timed run starts at 8:00 AM
all others start at 8:15 AM onward until 10:00 AM
Kiddie-K starts at 8:30 AM
100% of proceeds directly support Calvert County Residents in need
Entry fee is a donation of only $25 per participant (includes a T-Shirt!!)
$25 Registration fee waived for sponsorship raised over $100!
Kids 2 and under are Free!
Please register by Monday, September 17th to be guaranteed a T-Shirt
Registrations are accepted until the day of the event
Donations are accepted throughout the year
Is running a 5K not really your thing?
Wanting to give to a wonderful cause without breaking a sweat?
No worries we get you!
Don't forget to participate in our Silent Auction
where wonderful things can be had!!!!!
About the Course-
The cross country course travels through the Calverton Schools' wooded running path and some of the other athletic fields. It is a 5K course.
Runners will start at 8am, will be provided with a bid number and their time will be tracked. The winner will receive an award.
Walkers and all others not participating as a runner (not keeping time for an award), will start from 8:15 onward. Please note that awards are only provided to runners keeping time. As a courtesy to runner participants, we ask that walkers not be more than two abreast so runners can easily pass.
Free Parking - Mile Marker at Each Mile - Water (and other beverages), Fruit, Energy Bar, Other Snacks - Toilets.
About Our Fundraising
In the spirit of compassion for the needy in our community, the event is the major fundraising event to benefit them. To that end runners/walkers and all participants are encouraged to solicit sponsorships for their participation. Runners/walkers/participants can use this pledge form Runner Walker Pledge Form
St. Katherine Drexel Conference sponsors its Annual Friends of the Poor® Walk/Run to benefit those needy residents living in Calvert County.
One hundred percent of the proceeds and donations from the event will directly benefit the people in the Calvert County area served by St. Katherine Drexel Conference. There are no administrative fees associated with the event.
To register as a runner/walker/participant or to donate please click on this link Click Here To Register or Donate
Why Sponsor -
Day after day, many people in our very own community struggle to make ends meet. As a result, St. Katherine Drexel Conference is helping individuals and families in our community. Our volunteers work with families to provide emergency food, help keep the electricity on, avoid eviction, assist with medical expense, etc. Volunteers continuously work to provide individuals and families with assistance regardless of religion, race, or national origin. Without your sponsorship the needy in our county would not receive much needed assistance. To be a sponsor please complete and mail your pledge to St. Katherine Drexel Conference, 885 Cox Road, Huntingtown, MD 20639. When your pledge is received, we will mail you a tax receipt Business Sponsor Form
Corporate Teams -
The Friends of the Poor® Walk/Run is a fun-filled way that your company/organization can come together in support of the poor.
Benefits to your company and employees -
- Increase Company Pride - Surveys show that over 90% of employees feel proud if their company supports an important outside cause.
- Stand Out in your Community - Supporting the Friends of the Poor® Walk/Run can help enhance community relations. You can even create your own custom t-shirts for your company to display their enthusiasm and raise your company profile.
- Employee Satisfaction - Giving back to the community can help raise employee productivity, morale, job satisfaction and loyalty.
To organize a corporate team, please use this form Corporate Teams Form
About St. Katherine Drexel Conference of
St. Vincent de Paul Society -
St. Katherine Drexel Conference of St. Vincent de Paul Society is a nonprofit organization helping those living in poverty in Calvert County. St. Vincent de Paul Society is one of the largest charitable organizations in the world. The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is an international, nonprofit, Catholic lay organization of more than 800,000 men and women who voluntarily join together to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to the needy and suffering in 150 countries on five continents. With the U.S. headquarters in St. Louis, Mo., membership in the United States totals more than 160,000 in 4,400 communities.
St. Vincent de Paul offers a variety of programs and services, including home visits, housing assistance, disaster relief, education and mentoring, food pantries, dining halls, clothing, assistance with transportation, prescription medication, and rent and utility costs. The Society also works to provide care for the sick, the incarcerated and the elderly. Over the past year, St. Vincent de Paul nationally provided over $1.2 billion in tangible and in-kind services to those in need.
St. Katherine Drexel Conference served over 78 Calvert County residents and families this past year. Our goal this year is to raise $15,000 in funds to be able to expand our outreach to those in need in Calvert County. Your support towards this cause will benefit many in need.