New race location, sunrise Mass for Steps for Students 5K

December 11, 2012

Steps for Students 5K is celebrating its eighth year on Feb. 2, 2013 with some new additions such as a different race day location, the first ever Steps for Students Mass and the largest Catholic School Village to date.

The race is an annual Archdiocesan-wide event where all school and parish communities come together to support Catholic education in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. The race’s goal is to raise awareness of the importance of education and provide much-needed resources for schools.

With all the excitement building and the new additions, there are already more than 1,500 registrants to run so far, according to the Archdiocesan Development Office.

In the previous three years the race has been at the University of Houston, but this year it will be held at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 1111 St. Joseph Pkwy. at 8:00 a.m. This year’s course will take participants past the Co-Cathedral, and the post-race party and Catholic School Village will be on the grounds of the Co-Cathedral and the Archdiocesan Chancery building on San Jacinto St.

The Steps for Students 5K Planning Committee is honored that the rector of the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Father Lawrence Jozwiak, J.C.L., has invited everyone to join in on the first ever Steps for Students Sunrise Mass at 6 a.m. on Race Day Morning. The Mass will be held inside the Co-Cathedral and people are welcome to come in their race gear.

The Catholic School Village is an area for Catholic school teams to meet, greet and cheer on their teams; it also has developed into a tailgating area for the school teams. For more information about the Catholic School Village or to participate contact Leslie Barrera or Michael Schillaci at 713-652-4417.