ESSEX COUNTY, NJ – Meghan Doyle was a spirited and engaged member of the Mount St. Dominic Academy and Fairfield University communities. And her legacy of determination lives on after her sudden passing in the eponymously named “Meghan Doyle ʼ05K” race, which is slated to take place on Saturday, May 4 in Caldwell.

The run/walk is scheduled for Saturday, May 4 at 10 a.m. and runs through the neighborhoods surrounding the Mount St. Dominic Academy/Caldwell University campus. All proceeds from the event go directly to the MSDA Financial Assistance Program, which makes it possible for more young women from throughout the state of New Jersey to attend the school.

New for the 2019 event is the addition of cash prizes for the top female and male finishers: $250 for first place, $100 for second place, and $50 for third place. In addition, in celebration of the event’s 5th anniversary, the first 275 finishers will be awarded an MSDA Meghan Doyle ’05K commemorative medal.

According to Mount St. Dominic Academy of Caldwell, which is hosting the 2019 race, the annual event began with a “bucket list” that the Maplewood resident’s family discovered after she passed away following an illness in May 2013.

Scribed on the hand-written list were several goals, including: “Run a 5K” and “Get more involved with the Mount alumni community.”

To date, the MSDA Meghan Doyle ’05K, which was created in honor of a graduate of the school’s class of 2005, Meghan Doyle, has raised more than $86,000 in support of the Mount’s financial assistance program.

For information on how to sponsor the MSDA Meghan Doyle ʼ05K, to contribute goods or services, or to volunteer for the event, please visit the MSDA RunSignUp Race Page or contact Jackie O’Connor at joconnor@msdacademy.org.