Annual Parish 2 Parish race stresses unity

More than 300 runners and 30 volunteers gathered for the sixth annual Parish 2 Parish run at Mary Our Queen Parish in Omaha Aug. 17.

The run, which featured 50 teams of six people from about 11 different Omaha area parishes, started and ended at Mary Our Queen, and included checkpoints at V.J. and Angela Skutt Catholic High School, and St. Stephen the Martyr and St. Robert Bellarmine churches. The individual team title went to a group from St. Stephen the Martyr Parish.

“It’s great to see the parishes kind of unite,” said Rob Woodling, an organizer of the run. “It was kind of like an old grade school reunion. Great weather, everything worked out great. Everybody had a good time.”

The race finished with a cookout. T-shirts were handed out to all runners and volunteers. The event allowed teams to compete, share conversation and connect with the community.

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