Sacred Heart School hosts fun run, camp

Sacred Heart Cathedral School in coming weeks is hosting its second annual Heart and Sole 5K/1-mile Fun Run and its first Camp Eagle 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 gym.

Scott Barron, Sacred Heart athletics director, 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.

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

Camp Eagle offers 15 athletic and non-athletic camps on the SHCS campus that are open to the general public. All camps are led by SHCS faculty members or coaches and take place between May and August.

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.