Run for Vocations invites runners and walkers of all experience levels to join in the upcoming Marine Corps Marathon and 10K. Each year, a group of priests, seminarians and lay people from the Archdiocese of Washington run the marathon and 10K as a way to pray and sacrifice in support of our future priests and the Church. By joining your prayers with theirs, and by making a donation in the name of the team, you can make a difference.
Run for Vocations began in 1999 as a program to pray and sacrifice for future priests and the Church. Priests, seminarians, and lay people of all levels of experience were encouraged to join the Marathon and the 10K as runners or walkers and to enlist donations from supporters. In addition to individual participants, in 2009, parishes with the support of their pastors, began to form Run for Vocations teams.
For more information on donating to the Archdiocese of Washington Office of Priest Vocations or the Saint John Paul II Seminary, please contact the Vocation Director, Fr. Mark Ivany.