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St. Luke's In Darien Plans 5K Run To Benefit Service Project In Cuba

That Run/Walk will start at 11:35 a.m. at St. Luke's Parish and will be followed by a picnic lunch, which is included in the registration fee.
That Run/Walk will start at 11:35 a.m. at St. Luke's Parish and will be followed by a picnic lunch, which is included in the registration fee. Photo Credit: File

DARIEN, Conn. -- St. Luke's Parish in Darien will host a a 5K Run/Walk benefit on Sunday.

The run was organized to raise money for service projects the church is funding in Cuba in partnership with the Episcopal Diocese of Cuba.

As the U.S. embargo on Cuba begins to lift, St. Luke’s has taken an active role by helping to rebuild schools, churches and those programs that support education and development programs, many of which were driven underground after the revolution, according to a release from St. Luke's.

Specific efforts include water purification projects in remote villages, rebuilding church infrastructure, developing a youth camp and retreat center, and sponsoring hundreds of youth campers to attend national teen camps, the release said.

Online registration is closed for the Run/Walk, but participants can sign up in person on the morning of the race. The registration fee is $40 per participant.

In-person registration will be from 10 - 11:20 a.m. sharp. The organizers will need a few minutes to get everything ready for the run, so those arriving at 11:21 a.m. will be too late.

That race will start at 11:35 a.m. at St. Luke's Parish and will be followed by a picnic lunch, which is included in the registration fee.

For additional information, visit www.saintlukesdarien.org/runwiththesaints.

Established in 1855, St. Luke’s Parish has a long history of commitment to local and international outreach. In 1968, the Saint Luke’s community raised funds and formed Person-to- Person, which today provides short-term food assistance, youth campership funding and much more to local community members.

Visit http://www.saintlukesdarien.org / to learn more about St. Luke's Parish.

St. Luke's Parish is at 1864 Post Road,  Darien

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