Sat September 11, 2021 Newark, DE 19713 US Directions

Little Sisters of the Poor Nun Run 5K

$29 9:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT
176 spots left. Registration ends September 10, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT

Virtual 5K

$29 Registration ends September 10, 2021 at 9:00am EDT

185 Salem Church Road
Little Sisters of the Poor
Newark, DE US 19713
Mask requirements from the state of Delaware

In order to host a live event, we are required to follow the requirements by the State of Delaware.
By signing up for this race you understand that you may be required to wear a mask pre, post and during the race.
Protocols are changing all the time and we keep you posted when we are notified.  
We check in on a weekly basis with the State to see what the current protocols are with 5K events.
Once we have a final say from the State on the protocol for the 5K we send out an email and also update this page.


Nun Run 2021 is on!

As our family at Little Sisters of the Poor slowly emerge from our COVID-19 lockdown at Jeanne Jugan Residence, we have decided to continue with plans for our annual Nun Run 5k Run/Walk scheduled for September 11th, but with certain restrictions to be compliant with CDC guidelines and for the safety of everyone involved. Registration for the race will be limited to the first 200 entrants to ensure proper social distancing and there will be no day of registration.

We will provide more details here as the event nears, including map, directions, parking, etc. This includes guidelines on use of masks while not running/walking and our social distancing plans. Senior Citizens and those with underlying medical conditions should consider taking part virtually and we’ll explain how to best do that.

You've heard of the Flying Nun and Nunsense. But have you ever seen a Nun Run?

On Saturday, September 11th join the Little Sisters of the poor for our 15th annual Nun Run 5K.

It's the best 5K around so 'Make it a Habit' and register now.

Race Time:    9:00am Start.

Check In: opens at 8:00am

Benefits:   The needy Elderly at Jeanne Jugan Residence.  $50,000 goal.
Proceeds from this event will go toward the care and needs of the elderly Residents at the Jeanne Jugan Residence.


  • T-shirts for all participants who pre-register by August 28th!

  • Adult beverages provided for our 21+ crowd

Awards:  There will be an awards table where runners/walkers can pick up awards after the race.

  • Overall Male/Female

  • Masters Male/Female

  • Top 3 in each 10 year age group Male/Female (13 and under to 70+)

  • 1st place Male/Female walkers 

  • Top individual and Team fundraisers

This event is an inclusive 5K walk/run, which provides the opportunity for the Residents at our Home and supporters to cross the finish line together.

Runners Amenities

Runners will receive:
- Post Race Food
- Post Race Drink
- Race T-Shirt

Bib Pick Up

Saturday September 11th from 8:00am till 8:55am at Little Sisters of the Poor.
5K Start Time 9am.
*NO Day of Registration

Awards & Age Groups

Overall Male/Female 
Overall Male/Female Master
Top 3 in each age group Male/Female
13 and under, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70+

Little Sisters of the Poor
Caring for the Elderly throughout the world.

As Little Sisters of the Poor, we care for the elderly poor in the spirit of humble service that we have received from Jeanne Jugan. We welcome the elderly as we would Jesus Christ himself and serve them with love and respect until death. To learn more about the Congregation of the Little Sisters of the Poor please visit

Since 1903 the Little Sisters of the Poor have cared for the aged poor in Delaware.   read more...

Because of the generosity of our benefactors, thousands of needy aged persons have received quality care in a loving home-like atmosphere, where they can feel themselves esteemed and respected for the contributions that they have made to society. Indeed, today a number of our Residents are persons who were once in a position to help provide for the needs of others. Now, due to changes in our economy and in their personal situations, they find themselves dependent on the kindness of others.

As we strive to provide a comfortable home for the elderly with limited resources, the Little Sisters of the Poor are truly grateful to all who partner with them in creative ways to meet the needs of the elderly. 

Virtual 5K Information

What is a virtual 5K?
A virtual 5K is a race you can run or walk anytime and anywhere you like.  
How do I post my results for the 5K?
From now until Saturday September 11th you can submit your official time.
Click the results page HERE.
Click the Submit Virtual Results button on the right side.
Provide your information.
Submit your time.
*Remember this is on the honor system.
Will my results count for age group awards?
Your virtual results do not count towards age group awards.  However you can print off a finishers certificate online.


SWAG can either be mailed out or picked up. Little Sisters of the Poor will contact you regarding which option you prefer.

*Map is for directional purposes only.

Important information all participants should know.

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