“Whenever I found myself getting tired during training runs or on race day, I thought of the testimonies we’ve heard from Catholic Charities’ clients and I realized my struggles while running were nothing in comparison.” ~Ellen Huntebrinker, Glass City Marathon runner

Running For a Purpose

Despite the rain, participants of the 2013 Catholic Charities Glass City Marathon Team were energized on April 28 to raise money for Catholic Charities’ ministries in northwest Ohio.

Thanks to the perseverance and generosity of our runners, the team of 20 runners raised $10,000 for our ministries. Participants of all skill levels joined Catholic Charities’ efforts, participating in the 5K, half marathon, relay race and full marathon.

“Whenever I found myself getting tired during training runs or on race day, I thought of the testimonies we’ve heard from Catholic Charities’ clients and thought of their struggles to find some peace and happiness in their lives,” said Ellen Huntebrinker. “And I realized my struggles while running were nothing in comparison.”

Walkers and Runners Welcome for Next Year’s Team

[singlepic id=51 w=320 h=240 float=right]Next year is Catholic Charities’ 100th anniversary. Our team israising the bar by increasing the goal to $25,000. We hope more people will join us in making a difference in people’s lives by raising money to support our ministries.

We welcome people of all ages to join the team, from those who want to walk the 5K to those who want to take on the challenge of the full marathon. Children are also welcome to raise money for Catholic Charities by running in the children’s races.

Race registration opens after Labor Day at www.glasscitymarathon.org. Visit our Glass City Marathon Team page for information on how to join the Catholic Charities team.

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