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Sat, November 25|7:30am - 10:00am
It’s time again for the Holy Family School Believe Run! As our Believe Team puts the finishing touches on the November 25, 2017 event in Historic downtown McKinney, we would appreciate any financial or race day support you are able to provide. The growing event is a popular and challenging race for both 5k and 10k runners, and it’s also the most important scholarship fundraising activity for the school each year.
Originally the outreach mission of a local Episcopal priest and his wife, Holy Family School opened in 1951 in East McKinney. The purpose of the school was – and is – to provide a safe and loving preschool environment for the children who need us most. The early mission of Father Jose Vega and Dr. Maria Luisa Vega is alive and well today, serving infants thru preK students in a bilingual educational environment. Holy Family School is a 501c3 organization.
Since it was founded in 2006, the Believe Run has raised well over $180,000 in scholarship funding for pre-school aged children at Holy Family. These scholarships allow parents to afford high quality care for their little ones. The event occurs on the Square, in the heart of downtown McKinney, on the Saturday after Thanksgiving during McKinney’s annual holiday festivities. The 2016 Believe Run had nearly 900 registered runners / walkers and an additional several hundred spectators in attendance.
Participants may choose from three different courses. The 5k course starts in Mitchell Park, heads east on Virginia, and returns on Louisiana Street. 10k runners head south from Mitchell Park, circle Town Lake and merge with the 5k runners on Wilson Creek Drive. The one mile course follows the 5k course, cutting over to Louisiana Street. Well marked and staffed by over 100 volunteers, all three courses share the same finish line at the top of the hill on Louisiana next to Mitchell Park. The 5k and 10k course distances have been certified.
As the races end, downtown shops are opening, breakfast is being served in many of the restaurants on the Square, and festival vendors are opening their booths. The race has become a wonderful family tradition as it draws participants from all over the country who are in town visiting for the Thanksgiving weekend.
Giving Level* Sponsorship Opportunity
$30-$35 Individual Race Entry Fee
$250 - $999 Team will add card / brochure to packet pick up
$1,000 - $2999 Company name on shirt (Small Logo), team will add card / brochure to packet pick up, Opportunity to set up table at event
$3000+ Company name on shirt (Large Logo & Title Sponsor), team will add card / brochure to packet pick up, Opportunity to set up table at event
Thank you for your support of the Believe Run benefitting Holy Family. It’s a great event that puts the “FUN” back into fundraising for the school! Your consideration, sponsorship and participation are most appreciated.
The Holy Family School Believe Team