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The Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., affectionately known as Father Ted, established programs during his 35-year presidency at the University of Notre Dame to advance social justice. TRiO Programs were of personal interest to Hesburgh as they provided and continue to provide opportunities for first-generation, low-income high school students to attend college.  Established in 1966, TRiO Programs has maintained an active presence at the University of Notre Dame and in the Michiana community for over 50 years – serving over 20,000 students. Maintaining Rev. Hesburgh’s vision of “offering unsurpassed learning opportunities that help students overcome social, cultural, economic, and academic barriers to higher education,” TRiO Programs annually hosts the Father Ted’s 5K Walk, 5K & 10K to provide participants with supplemental resources in preparation for college. All proceeds of the Father Ted's 5K Walk, 5K, and 10K will benefit participants of Upward Bound and Talent Search to get a "running start on education."

After a brief hiatus, the "RETURN" of Father Ted's is set for Saturday, September 16, 2017! The 5-kilometer & 10-kilometer run and walk serve as an ample tour of Notre Dame’s beautiful campus with Notre Dame Stadium, the Hesburgh Library, South Quad and the Golden Dome, providing the perfect autumn backdrop. 

To register for this year's 8th Annual Father Ted's 5K Walk, 5K & 10K or to make a donation, please complete one of the following: 

Registration Fees

(Race Day t-shirts cannot be guaranteed for registrations taking place after August 31st) 


10K
Early Registration: $30 - Wednesday, July 5, 2017- Thursday, August 31, 2017
Late Registration: $40 - Friday, September 1, 2017- Saturday, September 16, 2017

5K Walk & 5K
Early Registration: $25 - Wednesday, July 5, 2017- Thursday, August 31, 2017
Late Registration: $35 - Friday, September 1, 2017- Saturday, September 16, 2017

Virtual Run/Walk
Registration: $25 - Wednesday, July 5, 2017- Saturday, September 16, 2017

Donations 
All donations are tax-deductible. 

Volunteers

*All races fees and/or donations are non-refundable. 

Registration Pick-up
Friday, September 15, 2017 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 16, 2017 7:00 - 8:00 a.m.

Start Times
10K Run - 8:30 a.m.
5K Run - 8:30 a.m.
5K Walk - 8:30 a.m.

*A signed waiver must be executed to pick-up the Race Day packet. 

Race Routes

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8th Annual Father Ted's 5K Walk, 5K, & 10K Sponsors 

Charity Begins at Home - ND Hometown Scholarship Fund for South Bend Students

The South Bend Tribune

Walgreens at Notre Dame

Fleet Feet Sports of Mishawaka 

ND Irish Athletics 

Paul M. McLeod D.D.S, Inc.

South Bend Dentistry, P.C. (Trang Mai, D.D.S)

Michiana Timing Company 

Whole Foods Market

The Tulchinsky Family 

The Active Health & Wellness Center

Four Winds Casino

Martin's Supermarket

Hollowell Family