Sacred Heart Cathedral School hosting 5K, summer camps

Heart and Sole Logo FINALSacred Heart Cathedral School in coming weeks is hosting its second annual Heart and Sole 5K/1-mile Fun Run and its first-ever Camp Eagle series of summer camps.

The Heart and Sole 5K/Fun Run is set for 3 p.m. Sunday, May 19. The start/finish line is at the school, but participants will run down Northshore and Westland drives and through area neighborhoods.

The event benefits the SHCS athletic department and is its top fundraiser of the year. Last year 379 runners helped the school raise $7,200 in the inaugural 5K/Fun Run. The money was used to buy uniforms, to pay athletic fees for students who could not afford them, and to paint the school gym.

“We were pretty excited the first year we had it,” said Sacred Heart director of athletics Scott Barron. “We thought we might have 200 runners and we had 379. We knew we had a good event on our hands.”

Mr. Barron hopes the second event tops last year’s numbers.

“Our goal is to have over 400 runners this year and make over $9,000 so we can buy new uniforms for a number of our sports teams,” he said.

A cookout with food from Calhoun’s will follow the race this year.

The 5K is part of the Tennessee Grand Prix series. Cost is $20 per person or $55 per family until the day of the race. To register or learn more, visit www.sacredheartsports.org or runnerreg.net, call 865-558-4126, or e-mail sbarron@shcknox.org.

Camp Eagle offers 15 athletic and non-athletic camps on the SHCS campus that are open to the general public (not just Sacred Heart students). All of the camps are led by SHCS faculty members or coaches and take place between May and August.

“We really want to showcase a lot of our talented faculty,” Mr. Barron said. “It’s a chance for us to show them off.”

Camp Eagle’s offerings include football, volleyball, cheerleading, cooking, craft, dance, drama, jump-rope, basketball, knitting, music, and scrapbooking camps. There is also an Etiquette, Manners and Values Camp for girls and a Young Folks Summer Camp.

To register or learn more about the camps, visit www.sacredheartsports.org, call 558-4126, or e-mail sbarron@shcknox.org.

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