The “Running Nuns” of St. Charles Children’s Home, a program of New Hampshire Catholic Charities, is holding their Annual Labor Day 5K race on September 5th. The race, which begins at 161 Corporate Drive in Portsmouth NH, will raise money for the displaced children cared for by the St. Charles Nuns.
St. Charles Children’s home, founded in 1945, is an intermediate group home for children from families in crisis. In 1966 they began a running program for the children to promote health and self esteem. The Running Nuns annual 5k race has become an important event to sustain this essential program as well as provide the children with a platform to take pride in their running skills within the community.
The Running Nuns are calling on runners to support the children and participate in this 5k race. The registration fee is $20 per person and the fee includes a t-shirt for the first 1,000 participants and the chance to win a $1000 awards pool. Runners can register on-line at our website runningnuns.com or they can mail in their race registration form with a check.
“Whether you are coming to run or walk, every person that comes to support the children of St. Charles walks (or runs) away with the feeling they made a difference in the life of a child,” said Sister Mary Agnes, Road Race Coordinator. “I hope and pray that more friends than ever can come out on September 5 to share in this experience.”
“I think runners really get a kick when the very kids they are helping are running right along side them on the course,” said Nick Boudreau, Director of Communications for New Hampshire Catholic Charities. “It is truly inspiring.”