St. Damian School is prepping for a first-time event—one that's sure to draw a crowd and leave everyone a little breathless. The event, the St. Damian Dash, is a 5K walk or run that will take place on Saturday, Oct. 13.
“We're hoping this can beome an annual event," said Principal Colleen Domke.
All residents are welcome to participate in the event, but train hard because more than 20 students from St. Damian are already training for the event and ready to take you on.
“It's a 5K training program,” Domke said. “[Andrea Lampasona] is a marathoner, so she knows what she's doing. She also is one of our science teachers, so she's also teaching the kids about nutrition and those kinds of things.”
Domke added that several staff members—including Domke herself—have also joined the students in prepping for the event.
The day of the race, check-in and registration will take place from 6:45 to 7:30 a.m. Runners who preregister will receive a T-shirt and goodie bag. The cost of the race is $25 for runners 15 and older, and $15 for runners younger than 15.
Domke added that there will also be a chiropractor on-site, along with a DJ and possibly a jumphouse.
Registration online at www.signmeup.com/85287.
For more information about the race, visit St. Damian's website.