Holy Family Academy's Michael Pennefather Memorial 5K and Fun Run/Walk

  • 10.08.2022 @ 09:00 AM
  • Bristow, Virginia
Event Closed
The event administrator has closed online registration for this event. In person registration is available 10/07 at Holy Family Academy between 2:30-4:30pm as well as on race day 10/8 starting at 7:30am at 9535 Linton Hall Rd. Bristow, VA 20136.
Event Details
10 .08 .2022
starts at 09 :00 AM
ends at 11 :00 AM
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Event Information
Please join us to honor Michael and raise money for Holy Family Academy!
Michael Pennefather, a student of Holy Family Academy, died at age 12 after battling multiple illnesses and disabilities. He colored the world around him with his infectious smile, optimism and joy for life. This year we commemorate the 15th Anniversary of Michael's passing. As always, this fun and family-friendly event gives us an opportunity to remember a remarkable young man, encourage fitness and raise necessary funds for on-going projects at Holy Family Academy, the school Michael loved.
This year we are excited to announce that the event will be held on the beautiful grounds of the Benedictine Sisters of Virginia at 9535 Linton Hall Rd. Bristow, VA 20136. ***Register by midnight on 09/18/2022 to save $5.00 and guarantee a race shirt. ***
This event will follow the Fun Run/Walk. The gun will sound at approximately 9:30am. Participants may run or walk the course; we ask those planning to walk to start at the back of the pack so those competing for time can go first. The course is a two loop route that runs throughout the scenic grounds of the Benedictine Sisters. The course is mainly flat and fast with little elevation change and the terrain is easily managed with jogging strollers. The course is mainly paved with some flat grass surfaces. Participants will loop the course two times. Volunteers will be stationed throughout the course for assistance and there will be a water station. Prizes will be given for the top three Male and Female finishers. Prizes will also be awarded to the top Male and Female finishers according to age group. ** NOTE: Your results, along with a Finish Line Photo will be emailed/texted to you on race day!
This non-competitive event will be held before the 5K. The gun will sound at 9:00am for the Fun/Run Walk. The fun run is a shorter, well contained run/walk with lots of fun prizes for the participants.
If you are unable to join us on race day, you can still support our school! Sign up as a virtual runner and run with us in spirit. If you're unable to join us virtually you can still help make the event a success through your online donation. Visit the link below and show your support for Holy Family Academy!
Packet Pick-up
PACKET PICK-UP will be available on FRIDAY, October 7, 2022 from 2:30-4:30pm at our campus, Holy Family Academy, 10580 Pineview Road, Manassas, VA.
We encourage you to save time on the morning of the race and pick-up your packet early! Race day packet pick-up and on-site registration will begin at 7:30 am at the registration tent at the race location.

5K Run/Walk - $35.00
Fun Run/Walk - $25.00
5K and Fun Run/Walk - $40.00
Virtual Run - $40.00
EARLY REGISTRATION discount is available until September 18, 2022 Enter the code 2022EARLY to receive $5.00 discount per registration.

FAMILY DISCOUNT of 20% will automatically be deducted from your total when you register 5 or more people (immediate family members, please!) **Not valid with the EARLY registrations promo.
Holy Family Academy appreciates the support of sponsors! Your donations help us maximize income from this event and allow us to continue to provide outstanding classical education for so many children. Sponsors will be highlighted on our race t-shirts and our website. We are happy to include your promotional materials in our race bags. This is a great way for you to build your business and help Holy Family Academy, too! NOTE: Holy Family Academy is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Your generous donations are entirely tax deductible. Please Contact Andrea Bukowski at fundraising@holyfamilyacademy.net for more information.
Sub Event Cost Distance
$35.00 5km
$25.00 0.5mi
$40.00 5km
I know that running and walking in competition is a strenuous and potentially hazardous activity. I understand and assume all risks associated with participating in this 5K and Fun Run event including, but not limited to, falls, contact with other participants, race officials, volunteers, spectators, sponsors or race directors or any of their staff or bystanders, the effects of weather, including snow, ice, rain, heat and/or humidity, traffic, altitude, road and surface conditions, or the effects of participating in the Fun Run, all risks being known and appreciated by me. I further understand that this event is a fundraiser for Holy Family Academy and therefore no refunds will be given if I am unable to participate or the event is cancelled for any reason. Having read this waiver and knowing these facts, and in considering your accepting my entry, I, for myself, my heirs, and anyone entitled to act on my behalf, waive and release Holy Family Academy, Vint Hill Community, RaceWire, Sponsors, the employees, officers, agents and directors of these organizations, and any other organization or individual associated with this event and representatives and successors before, during and after the event, from all claims or liabilities of any kind, but not limited to death, personal injury or property damage arising out of my participation in the Michael Pennefather Memorial 5K and Fun Run, even though that liability may arise out of negligence or carelessness on the part of the person named in this waiver. I hereby consent to receive medical treatment that may be deemed advisable in the event of injury, accident, and/or illness prior, during or after the race resulting from my participation in the event. I grant permission to all the foregoing to use any photographs, motion pictures, recordings or any other record of the event for any legitimate purpose. In regard to COVID-19, I understand and assume all risks involved in participating in this event. I will comply with all applicable laws and safety standards in effect at the time of the race and will not attend the event if I am showing any symptoms or if have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. I will hold the school and it's affiliates harmless and not liable for any injury or claim regarding to COVID-19. SecureFeeā„¢ Registration Cancellation Insurance is offered in most states. If purchased, your registration may be covered for one of the covered reasons stated in the policy.