CALDWELL – Mount St. Dominic Academy has made the sixth annual Meghan Doyle ’05K a virtual event because of the coronavirus pandemic. It also extended the traditional run/walk over five days, from Friday, May 1 through Tuesday, May 5. All funds raised go directly to the all-girls Catholic school’s Financial Assistance Program.
“The modification to a virtual race environment enables the Mount to adhere to the CDC’s social distancing and stay-home guidelines while enabling this important community and school event to take place as scheduled,” the school said.
In the new format, participants may do the run/walk “from the safety of their own homes (treadmill), yards (lots of laps), or local neighborhood sidewalks and streets (maintaining safe distances and wearing a mask when necessary), while continuing to support this important cause.”
At the completion of their race, participants may submit their time through RunSignup and print their participation certificate. The cost to register is $25 plus a $2.75 fee. Because participants do not need to be in Caldwell for the event, it already has attracted runners from nine states and one Mount alumna in The Netherlands. A prize will be awarded to the runner who is farthest from the Mount.
The event, created in honor of a graduate in the Class of 2005, has raised a total of more than $115,000. Doyle died after a brief and sudden illness in May 2013.
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