Outreach Club hosts Miles for Missions 5k


Ellen Dieteman, Staff Writer

On Saturday, April 22, Cathedral Prep’s Outreach Club hosted its second annual Miles for Mission 5K at Frontier Park.

The club raised money from registrations, T-shirt sales, and a Chinese auction. Proceeds from the event went to USCRI Erie and the Make-A-Wish foundation, both local and global needs, fulfilling the mission and initiative of the club.

Despite the rainy conditions, 43 runners and walkers took part of varying ages and from different walks of life.

The top male finisher (and overall first place finisher) was Prep senior and Outreach Club Board member Mitchell Bradford. The top female finisher was Prep junior Clare DiGiacomo.

“I was very happy and surprised that I had come in first because I had never run a race before, let alone a relatively long one compared to how much I have run,” Mitchell said. “I think the race was a great experience, but it was a bit rough in the pouring rain.”

Student volunteers helped the race run smoothly and boosted the morale of the competitors, especially in the rainy weather. Also in attendance were Outreach Club advisors Mrs. Grenci, Mrs. Martin, and Mrs. Junk.

“Everyone that attended was a good sport about it, and the volunteers really helped to enliven the race on the course,” said Mrs. Grenci.

The race was a success, and the club hopes to continue the event in the coming years.

“This event is very important to our fundraising efforts in the Outreach Club, and it allows us to give more back to the community,” Mitchell said. “It is also an important event to build community in the Erie area and encourage giving back.”