Friends of the Poor Walk 2020

Friends of the Poor Walk/Run 2020 - Saturday September 26, 2020

Please note: The health and safety of our community is paramount. Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, if the organizing committee deems that a physical walk/run and/or a pancake breakfast on September 26, 2020 is not advised, we will instead hold a "virtual" walk/run, with details for that further below. A decision will be announced at a later date.

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

Register to walk/run online:

Please click here to register to walk/run in the event.

Donate to the event online:

Please click here to donate to the event.


Please click here for the official event web page on the SVdP National web site.

Sponsors:

Please contact Rick Fishbune to become a sponsor: rfishbune@charter.net

Details of a "virtual" walk/run:

In the event that a physical walk/run and/or a pancake breakfast are not advised, we will instead hold a "virtual" walk:

  • Registration, pledging and donating will all take place online.
  • Click here to register online as a participant.
  • Click here and scroll to "Find a Walker" or "Find a Team" to find a registered walker or team to donate a pledge online.
  • Click here to donate online to the event.
  • All participants are requested to say a prayer in support of all our friends in need at 9:00 a.m. Saturday September 26, 2020.
  • As a sign of solidarity and unity, each participant will walk or run in their own neighborhood starting at 9:05 a.m. Saturday September 26, 2020. Any walk or run length is acceptable, but the recommended distance is 5K (3.1 miles). It should take about 60 minutes to complete the walk.
  • Each participant is asked to have their sponsors or donors contribute online via the personal pledge page that is created during registration.
  • While our preference is for donations to be made online, if the donors are inclined to instead to send a check, please make the check payable to: The Society of St Vincent de Paul, and include the name of the walker or team in the "Memo" line of your check. Please mail the check to: The Society of St Vincent de Paul, c/o 1313 Northway Lane NE, Rochester MN, 55906.