The Run for the Nuns is coming up in Cedartown in October, and signups are underway and sponsors are welcome to reach out to organizers to help raise funds for a group of nuns helping the poor in Cedartown.

The fundraiser being organized by the Knights of Columbus returns for the Sisters Poor of Jesus Christ to forward their ministry in the community and outreach across Cedartown and Polk County to those in need will be held on October 21, with runners taking off from the Cedartown Welcome Center and Depot to run along the Silver Comet Trail westward.

The 5K and 10K run also includes a 1-mile walk. Registration is set for 8 a.m., racing is set to start at 9 a.m. The runs will conclude by no later than noon.

The race course this year will start at the Depot and utilize the Silver Comet Trail heading westward toward Alabama, heading past Canal Street and last year’s starting line at Kimoto Tech and the Canal Street trailhead.

Pricing starts at $25 per participant. There is a family discount available for $15 for each additional runner signed up from the same family. Race day registration for solo runners will be $30, and a $20 discount provided for each additional participant from a family when they pay at the Depot starting line.

Organizers are accepting sponsorships for the race as well. Those interested can reach out to Ely Elefante by email or by calling 770-265-1932. For donations or sponsorships exceeding $250, the Knights of Columbus can provide an invoice for tax purposes as a nonprofit charity organization.

He is also accepting registration forms before they finalize work for online registrations. Email him for signups and for payment information ahead of the race.

Check back for additional info when it becomes available for online registrations.

Money raised goes toward the Sisters Poor of Jesus Christ, who took up residence in Cedartown at the old home of St. Bernadette’s in Cedartown on College Street. The church campus moved to Evergreen Lane in recent years, leaving the older facility open and utilized as a home for the nuns serving in Polk County.

Check out more about St. Bernadette’s on their website here.

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