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Thanksgiving fun run to return after two years away

By Jamie Lampros - Special to the Standard-Examiner | Nov 7, 2021

People pose for pictures at the 2018 Thanksgiving run/walk. (Jamie Lampros, Special to the Standard-Examiner)

OGDEN – Two years ago, a massive early-morning snowstorm forced Ogden Regional Medical Center to cancel its annual Thanksgiving run/walk. Last year, COVID-19 prevented the event due to safety concerns.

This year, however, it’s back on, so before you pull up a seat to that 3,000 calorie meal, go for a walk or a run and donate some food to the needy.

“The importance of this event has never been greater than it is at this time.” said Sister Stephanie Mongeon, former Director of Mission and Community Relations at Ogden Regional “Our Thanksgiving Run and Walk was established to help those in need in our community. We have so many who require help. By supporting these worthy organizations, we are able to reach out to others.”

Mongeon said this is the greatest sign of gratitude for our many blessings.

“We experience the true meaning of Thanksgiving. Our reward is a good feeling knowing that we have helped make a difference in someone’s life,” she said. “And, as a bonus, we get the chance to work off a bit of that big dinner we’re due to have later that day.”

People pose for pictures at the 2018 Thanksgiving run/walk. (Jamie Lampros, Special to the Standard-Examiner)

The 36th annual walk/run will be held Nov. 25 at the hospital at 5475 S. 500 East, commonly Adams Avenue. Registration begins at 8:15 a.m. and the event will begin at 9. Pre-registration forms can be picked up at the hospital any day until Nov. 24.

The only entry fee is to bring any donation of nonperishable foods or monetary contributions with you that morning. All donations will support Catholic Community Services, The Lantern House, the Salvation Army in Ogden and the Ogden Rescue Mission. Checks can be made to the Newman Center, a co-sponsor of the event.

Prior to the run/walk, a Thanksgiving mass will be celebrated at 7 a.m. at the Newman Center at Weber State University. The public is invited to attend.


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