2021 Virtual Nun Run/Walk 5K Recap

By Katie Beckmann Mahon, Communications Manager


This week’s “Embracing Faith” article will focus on Embracing Faith through Community.

Embracing Faith Through Community

“How good and pleasant is it when God’s people live together in unity!”

-Psalm 133:1


The 2021 Virtual Nun Run/Walk 5K looked much different from past events but was undoubtedly just as memorable.

From May 8th until May 16th, runners and walkers throughout the country participated in the Nun Run/Walk from their hometowns.


Mary Margaret Schroeder was the overall winner with a time of 23:44. Daniel Rickard finished in second with a time of 24:39, and Julia Shideler placed third with a time of 28:05.


Several Sisters of Saint Dominic of Blauvelt also participated in the Nun Run/Walk. Most notably, Sr. Terry Rickard, OP, placed 7th overall in the race, with a time of 33:54.


The complete list of participants and final race times can be found here.


Another memorable aspect of this year’s Nun Run/Walk was the submission of #NunRunSelfie photos from many of our participants on social media.

The Sisters of Saint Dominic of Blauvelt would also like to recognize the 2021 Nun Run/Walk sponsors.


· Face Mask Sponsor: The Schaaf Family​

· Race Timer Sponsor: Beckmann Appraisals

· Race Shirt Sponsors: Maryknoll Sisters of Saint Dominic; In Memory of Sr. Mary McDonagh; Siena House

· Congregation Shirt Sponsors: Sr. Beryl Herdt, OP; Sr. Pat Horan, OP; Sr. Amadeus McKenna, OP; In Memory of Sisters Floretta Beam, Mary David McIntosh, Irene Murphy, Eileen Marie Burke; Francis Dwyer, OSF; and Marilda Joseph, SC


To learn more about the annual Nun Run/Walk 5K fundraising event, please contact Katie Beckmann Mahon, Race Director, at 845-359-7327 or kbeckmann@opblauvelt.org.

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