Press Release: Sacred Heart School Laces Up for 5th Annual 5K Race

Weymouth, MA–Sacred Heart School in Weymouth Landing is excited to announce that their 5th annual road race—the Sacred Heart School 5K Run/Walk—will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2019 beginning at 9:30 a.m. The race, which will be chip-timed by RaceWire, is stroller-friendly as well as dog-friendly. Starting and ending at the school parking lot, it will utilize a majority of secondary (neighborhood) roads. This year the school is proud to announce that the race will be held in memory of Michael C. O’Connor, a beloved member of the school community.

Whether you’re a runner or not, starting at 9:00 a.m., all are invited to attend several activities for the whole family to enjoy, including arts and crafts by Macaroni Kid Weymouth; free massages from Facilitated Healing Center, LLC of Weymouth; music and entertainment by Mass Bay DJ; Dave & Buster’s Prize Patrol; free injury screenings, massages, and stretching by Bay State Physical Therapy; face painting, glitter tattoos, and balloon twisting by Kids Party Productions; and more!

Rev. Sean M. Connor, Pastor at the Collaborative Parishes of Sacred Heart and Saint Thomas More says he’s “very excited to celebrate our fifth 5K road race.” He continues by saying, “Each year we have had growing numbers of families join in the race and celebration. Our race is not simply a fundraiser, though. It is a great support for our programming for all our students. Our race is an opportunity for families to celebrate the gift of our school, a celebration of spring, family togetherness and community.” He adds, “We are very grateful to the Weymouth Police
Department for keeping our runners safe and to all the volunteers and generous area businesses and families who make it all possible.”

This year’s event will include a Pre-Race Pasta Dinner on Friday, May 17, as well as silent auctions and raffles. All proceeds will go directly to supporting the students of the school. Sacred Heart School encourages walkers and runners of varying ages and abilities to join them for a fun-filled day!

For more information or to register for the race, please visit

Sacred Heart School is a PreK through grade 8 Catholic elementary school serving approximately 240 students from Weymouth, Braintree, and surrounding towns. Since opening in 1913, the school has served generations of students by way of strong faith formation rooted in educational excellence. Each student is prepared academically and spiritually to grow in accordance with Gospel values of community, faith, hope, courage, service, kindness, and
respect. Sacred Heart School is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

SHS 5K Run/Walk Co-Chair
Sacred Heart School
75 Commercial Street
Weymouth, MA 02188

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