Back by popular demand, St. John Nepomuk will host the 2nd Annual Falcon 5K & Fun Run on Saturday, September 29, 2018. My name is Kari Dannemiller. I served as the Inaugural Falcon 5K & Fun Run chairperson in 2017 and this year I am co-chair along with Bill McManus. We have begun the initial steps to plan for this family-friendly event. With the support of our valued Sponsors in 2017, we reached our goal! We were able to install 2 NEW Elkay water fountains with filters and water bottle filling stations on St. John’s campus.
About the 2nd Annual Falcon 5K & Fun Run
We are excited to announce that the 2nd Annual Falcon 5K & Fun Run will fund products that will directly have a positive impact throughout the day with students that attend St. John Nepomuk. With the funds we raise, we will purchase a combination of Desk Bicycles and Flexible Seating – using Stand-Up Desks, Yoga Balls, Wobble Stools, and the like, for each classroom. We believe by providing healthy classroom environments, we are demonstrating to our students, unique methods to incorporate fitness in everyday life. Research shows that after 20 minutes of physical activity, students tested better in reading and math, and were more likely to read above their grade level (activelivingresearch.org). By investing in all of our classrooms, we hope to encourage/enhance the ability to focus and increase fitness levels while learning.
About Our Purpose
At St. John’s, we continue to strive to create opportunities that partner this academic excellence with a firm foundation and commitment to health and wellness for our students. We firmly believe we have an important duty to nurture the student in Mind, Body, and Spirit.
About St. John Nepomuk School
St. John Nepomuk Catholic School is open to children of all faiths Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade. St. John Nepomuk invests in each child and shares with its families the hopes and dreams that they will achieve once they graduate. Our mission is to provide children with tools to become a just, good, respectful, trustworthy, and loving student who is at an academic level to compete and achieve in high school and beyond. Students who graduate from St. John Nepomuk Catholic School reflect that they have received a quality education, enriched by Gospel values.
As a Catholic community of faith, the mission of St. John Nepomuk Catholic School is to model the teachings of Jesus Christ and the principles of the Catholic Church. We are committed to the education and development of life-long learners and leaders.
Please let me know if you have any questions and thank you for taking the time to consider making a donation to our school.
Kari Dannemiller (Co-Chair)
Bill McManus (Co-Chair)
About the Race Course(s):
Both events, the 1 Mile Fun Run will and 5K Run will Start/Finish in the (SW) parking lot of St. John Nepomuk's campus, located at 600 Garth Brooks Boulevard in Yukon, OK. Escorts will be provided for both running events, to provide a level of safety for runners.
Start Time for the 1 Mile Fun Run is 8:00AM. Runners will proceed along St. John’s Drive towards Garth Brooks Boulevard. Exiting St. John Dr. by making a Right turn, runners will travel southbound towards Yukon Ave. With the help of police escorts, runners will cross Garth Brooks to make a Left turn onto Yukon Ave. traveling east on Yukon Ave. to the turn around and then back the same way back to the Finish. Participants will enjoy this fast and flat course with an out and back design.
Start Time for the Falcon 5K Run is 8:30AM. The Falcon 5K course will take place in a partially shaded, and scenic residential area, passing by some of Yukon’s iconic landmarks. Come break a PR on this FAST and mostly FLAT course!
Runners will proceed down St. John Nepomuk 's driveway to exit onto Garth Brooks Boulevard. Exiting St. John Dr. by making a Right turn, runners will travel southbound towards Yukon Ave. With the help of police escorts, runners will cross Garth Brooks to make a Left turn onto Yukon Ave., proceeding east for a short distance, followed by an almost immediate Left turn onto S. 10th Street. Runners will follow S. 10th Street heading north as it winds around to the east to connect with Poplar Ave. Heading eastbound on Poplar Ave., runners will make a quick Left turn at S. 9th Street. Heading north towards Elm Ave., runners will make a Right turn onto Elm Ave, proceeding east (parallel to Old Route 66), towards S. 3rd Street. Here runners will be in clear view of one of Yukon's most famous & iconic landmarks, the Flour Mill. Taking a Right turn onto S. 3rd Street, runners will proceed south toward Oak Ave. At Oak Ave., runners will take a Right turn and proceed west, passing by one of Yukon's finest Fire Stations. At S. 6th Street, runners will make a quick Left turn then followed by another quick Left onto Poplar Ave. At the intersection of Poplar Ave. and S. Holly Ave., runners will take a Right turn onto Holly Ave. and proceed southbound towards Yukon Ave. Runners will make a Right turn onto Yukon Ave. and then follow Yukon Ave. all they way back to Garth Brooks. At Garth Brooks Blvd., runners will cross all 4 lanes of Garth Brooks to proceed north and enter back onto SJN's campus driveway to the Finish.
Larry J. Lavelett DDS PC
Mitchell Smile Design