Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of fasting, prayer and almsgiving for Christians. Join many others in the community and do all three at once by praying together, running and offering money to the needy.
On Wednesday at 5:45 p.m., a prayer service will be held at 5:45 p.m. with the distribution of ashes at the community track behind Jefferson High School.
At 6 p.m., a “Run You Ashes Off” 5K, with runners and walkers welcome, will begin.
Long-sleeve T-shirts will be given to the first 50 participants to register. Additional T-shirts will be available to purchase for $15, with proceeds going to the St. Vincent DePaul Society. Pre-register at St. John’s Ministry Center, the high school or elementary school offices, with a $10 donation to the St. Vincent DePaul Society.
Runners and walkers of all faith traditions are welcome and encouraged to participate.