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Sun October 27, 2024 Latrobe, PA 15650 US Directions


5k Run/Walk

$15 9:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT Registration Opens August 12, 2024 at 12:00am EDT


300 Fraser Purchase Rd
Latrobe, PA US 15650


Race Description

Join Saint Vincent College's Women's Ministry as we fundraise for the Blackburn Center with the “Steps with St. Dymphna”!

Bring clothes, gift cards, or household items to donate on October 27th to further support domestic violence victims during Domestic Violence Awareness Month! All those who are part of the Saint Vincent, Latrobe, Greensburg, and surrounding community are invited to join!

Other Details

· Registration and packet pick-up will open at 8:00am and close at 8:45am.

· Race begins promptly at 9:00am.

· Attendees can register the morning of the race. However, payments can only be cash and t-shirt availability will be limited.

· Parking can be found on campus at Lots Q and S.

· Porta Johns restrooms will be available on site.

What is the Blackburn Center?

October is the month for raising awareness about domestic violence and supporting its victims. The Blackburn Center provides services to victims of domestic and sexual violence as well as other kinds of violence and crime in Westmoreland County. They also provide education throughout the community about these topics.

Who was St. Dymphna?

St. Dymphna was the only child of King Damon of Ireland during the 7th century. After her mother (the queen’s) death, St. Dymphna’s father mental health began to deteriorate rapidly. King Damon was suggested to remarry as he grieved his wife’s death and sought to marry a woman who looked like his deceased wife. In King Damon’s ill mind, he sought to marry his own daughter. Seeking to defend her purity and faith, St. Dymphna fled to Belgium at 15 years old. King Damon found her and attempted to convince her once more to marry him. St. Dymphna refused. Her father was enraged, drew his sword, and beheaded his daughter. St. Dymphna received the crown of martyrdom and is the patron saint of those who suffer with nervousness, mental illness, and victims of incest and domestic abuse. She inspires us to be resilient against evil and have hope in God, trusting that he will never forget us.

Parking: Lots Q and S on campus

Restrooms: Porta Johns will be available on site.

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