Friends of the Poor® Walk/Run 2017 and Pancake Breakfast

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, District Council of Rochester, MN will be hosting its fourth annual Friends of the Poor® Walk/Run:

When: Saturday September 30, 2017; onsite registration at 8:30 a.m.; run and walk starts at 9:00 a.m.

Starting line: Church of the Resurrection, 1600 11th Ave SE, Rochester, MN.  

Please enter the parking lot via the 11th Ave parking entrance, South of 16th Street.  Please DO NOT enter via 16th Street.

This is a 5K (3 mile) run and walk, the map is below.

The purpose of the walk is threefold:
  1. raise awareness of the issue of poverty in Rochester;
  2. raise awareness of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul and the work it does to alleviate poverty in the local community;
  3. raise funds for the District Council of Rochester, MN and its constituent Conferences in Rochester.
All proceeds will go to fund direct assistance to the poor in our communities.

New this year: Pancake Breakfast!

The Knights of Columbus, Resurrection Council, will host a Pancake Breakfast in Fr. Zenk Hall at the Church of the Resurrection from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  Come join us if you choose not to walk, or eat breakfast after you finish your run or walk.  There is a free will donation for the pancake breakfast, suggested donation $5 - $10 per person, net proceeds go to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul for our poverty ministry.


Walkers/Runners: If you wish to register for this event to raise awareness and money as an event walker please click here.


Donors: 

        If you wish to pledge a donation to one of the event's walkers/runners please click here.

        If you wish to pledge a general donation to the event itself please click here.



Click here for the official web site for this event.

For more details on the Friends of the Poor® Walk/Run, please go to:  http://www.fopwalk.org/

For further information, please contact us at: fopwalk@svdp-rochmn.org


2017 Friends of the Poor® Walk/Run Rochester, MN Route Map:
(Please note, there may be city path maintenance on the route, please be prepared for some rough or dirty parts on the trail and choose your shoes accordingly.) 

Description of the Route:  

Registration and Starting line will be in the North parking lot at the Church of the Resurrection.  Please enter the church parking lot via the entrance on 11th Ave SE South of 16th Street.  Please DO NOT enter via 16th Street.  

Starting at the Resurrection North parking lot, you will cross at the dead end of 16th Street SE to the bicycle trail that circles behind Mayo High School, crossing the bridge over Bear Creek, turning right onto the Bear Creek bicycle trail, turning left into McQuillan Field, turning right back toward the bicycle trail, over the Bear Creek bridge, under 20th Street to Pinewood Road, on the path/sidewalk on the North side of Pinewood Road West to 11th Avenue, on the path/sidewalk on the East side of 11th Avenue heading North, crossing 20th Street up to 16th Street, on the sidewalk on the South side of 16th Street back to the Resurrection North parking lot.



Sponsors:

Thrivent Financial - Rochester Group

Thrivent Financial


Knights of Columbus, Resurrection Council

Knights of Columbus, Resurrection Council


Local Chapter, Catholic Financial Life



Please consider being a sponsor of this event.