The 30th Annual Thanksgiving Day Run/Walk for Charity is scheduled for Thursday, November 26 at Ogden Regional Medical Center, located 5475 South 500 East (Adams Ave.)
Registration begins at 8:15 a.m. The event starts at 9:00 a.m. The five-mile run or two-mile walk starts in the west parking lot at Ogden Regional Medical Center. Pre-registration forms can be picked up at Ogden Regional now through November 27. A celebration Mass will be held at 7:15 in the Education Center at Ogden Regional. This event is non-competitive and is held regardless of weather conditions.
Entry fees for the event consist of any donation of nonperishable foods, goods or monetary contributions. All donations will support the Ogden Rescue Mission, St. Anne's Center, Catholic Community Services, and the Salvation Army in Ogden. Checks may be made payable to the Newman Center. The Run/Walk will take place regardless of weather conditions.
"The importance of this event has never been greater than it is at this time." says Sister Stephanie Mongeon, former Director of Mission and Community Relations at Ogden Regional "Our Thanksgiving Run and Walk was established to help those in need in our community. We have so many who require help. By supporting these worthy organizations, we are able to reach out to others. This is the greatest sign of gratitude for our many blessings. We experience the true meaning of Thanksgiving. Our reward is a good feeling knowing that we have helped make a difference in someone's life. And, as a bonus, we get the chance to work off a bit of that big dinner we're due to have later that day!"
The run/walk is co-sponsored as a community service by Ogden Regional Medical Center and the Newman Center at Weber State University.