Join Academy “Fund” Run 5K


Guam – The Academy of Our Lady of Guam High School (AOLG) will be holding its ninth annual 5K “Fund” Run/Walk on January 15, 2011. Everyone is invited to participate in this worthwhile, very fun “fund” run, and what promises to be a memorable, exciting, and healthy public event. Proceeds from this event are earmarked for scholarships and tuition assistance. This exciting 5K will also include the school’s alumnae, who will help ring in the new year and help celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Golden Jubilarian Class of 1961.

The Academy, established in 1949, graduated its first class in 1953. Since then, more than 4,500 women have made Academy their second home as young women. Today, these graduates continue to be active in our community as well as leaders in our society both locally and globally “making a world of difference”.

Academy’s annual 5K, held in honor of and dedicated to the graduating class celebrating their 50th class reunion, the Class of 1961, will open both on foot and in a trolley alongside the many Academy alumnae present. The event will begin with warm up at 5:30 a.m., followed by the traditional “Passing of the Torch” from the Class of 1960 to the Class of 1961, then a “Moment of Silence” in memory of the alumnae who have gone before us, and finally culminating with the start of the race promptly at 6:00 a.m..

The course will run through the streets of Hagatna with the starting point in front of PDN. “Show time” is 5:15 a.m. with “Go time” at 6:00 a.m.. Certificates will be awarded to top finishers in the “General Categories”. In addition, top alumnae classes and individuals will also be awarded under “AOLG Alumnae Categories”. Registration forms are available at AOLG Business Office, Hornet Sporting Goods, and Paradise Fitness Centers. The entry fee is $10 per person prior to race day or $12 per person if you register the morning of the race. Fantastic door prizes will be drawn for those present and whose race numbers are called.

Parents, alumnae, and the entire community of Guam are encouraged to help out and join in the fun! Main sponsors for Academy’s 9th Annual 5K include Royal Bics, Ada’s Trust & Investment, Bank of Guam, Mobil Oil Guam, Inc.., Sylvan Learning Center, and Cars Plus. If you are interested in helping out the school with this event or would like more information regarding the AOLG 5K “Fund” Run/Walk, please contact Joni Cepeda at 477-8203. Join the Academy family on January 15th and enjoy the early morning with a brisk walk/run or ride the “trolley” along the streets of Hagatna and celebrate with the Academy!

Information from a press release.