Published November 26, 2015
MARIETTA—The fifth annual 5K “All Saints Mission Run” and 3K walk were held on Saturday, Oct. 31, at Transfiguration Church to raise money for a mission trip focused on providing drinking water in a Nicaraguan village.
Each year Transfiguration high school juniors and seniors, enrolled in the parish youth ministry program, are invited to go on an international mission trip. This year, more than 30 teens and 20 adult chaperones will travel to Nicaragua to work with Amigos for Christ.
To defray the cost of travel, the parish hosts the “All Saints Mission Run.” The theme is that people come out to remember the saints who have touched their lives in the past, support the young saints willing to serve as the hands and feet of Christ in the present, and celebrate the formation of the saints of the future, wrote Breon Haskett, the coordinator of the Nicaragua trip. The event raised about $15,000 for the trip.
More than 275 participants supported the effort, from a 1-year-old in a stroller to some who are 80. The run is typically held during the week of All Saints’ and All Souls’ Day.
The second focus of the run was to raise funds for the Stephen Nolasco Memorial Scholarship, started by the young man’s family, to assist youth going on a mission trip.
The first-place winners were: Noah Zimmer, 17, with a time of 19:11 for the men and Meg Brooks, 34, with a time of 23:09 for the women.