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7th Annual Father Ted’s 10K Raises Money for Education

Published: April 3, 2014

Author: Melissa Lindley

Father Ted’s 10K

Father Ted’s 10K, the seventh annual race for TRiO Upward Bound at the University of Notre Dame, will start at 10 a.m. April 27 (Sunday) at the Jordan Hall of Science.

The day includes 5K and 10K competitive chip-timed races and a fitness and family walk. These events provide a spring tour of campus with University landmarks such as the lakes, south quad, library and Golden Dome.

The family-friendly morning will include entertainment, refreshments and a pre-race prayer service. Participants will receive a T-shirt and can enjoy giveaways and prizes from the on-site sponsors, which include Adidas.

Father Ted’s 10K is the only Michiana 10K race in April. A virtual race is also offered on the website. Log on to trio.nd.edu for details.

All proceeds will benefit college scholarships for low-income and first-generation students in TRiO Upward Bound, a college preparatory program at Notre Dame that serves high school students in South Bend and surrounding schools. Through academic services such as tutoring, college visits, summer classes on campus, leadership conferences, motivational speakers and more, TRiO Programs have been helping students from South Bend successfully enroll and complete post-secondary education for more than 40 years.

Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, C.S.C., president emeritus of Notre Dame, also known as Father Ted, helped to bring TRiO Programs to the University in the 1960s as a way to expand educational opportunity.

Organizers expect more than 450 Notre Dame students, staff and Michiana community members to participate this year. Those who register by April 11 (Friday) can receive a discount by clicking on “Support ND TRiO” at trio.nd.edu. A volunteer signup form also is available on the website.

On-site race day registration starts at 8 a.m.

Contact: Melissa Lindley, race director, 574-631-6835, m.lindley@nd.edu

Originally published by Melissa Lindley at news.nd.edu on April 02, 2014.