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Doherty High School Cross-Country Team Hosting Benefit 5k Run/Walk for The Never Alone Foundation

The Doherty High School Athletic Department is hosting the Ninth Annual Doherty Never Alone Foundation 5k Benefit Run, in conjunction with a high school cross-country scrimmage of 16 local teams on Saturday, August 17, at Monument Valley Park North, located off of Culebra and Fontanero.  The event begins with a high school scrimmage at 7:30 a.m., followed by a benefit run for the Never Alone Foundation at 8:05 a.m. This event is sponsored by Doherty Athletics and the Doherty Cross-Country team. 

In July of 2011, the Colorado Springs and Doherty communities experienced a tragedy. Family physician and Doherty athletic team doctor, Dr. Alex Constantinides, lost his wife and three children in a flash flood in Wyoming. The tragedy that touched the Colorado Springs community rocked the Doherty community to its core. We quickly organized this event as a time for healing. Dr. Alex and his wife adopted their three children and dedicated their lives to giving to their community and sharing their lives with orphaned children. We feel we can most honor the memory of the Constantinides family through holding a benefit event for The Never Alone Foundation, which was founded in 2012 to honor Alex’s family’s legacy of supporting international adoption by giving grants that bridge financial gaps for adoptive families. The past six benefit runs have earned a total of over $28,000 in the Constantinides family name for those adopting children. This being our seventh running of the benefit run, we hope to top the $30,000 mark.

We are inviting runners and walkers of all ages to participate in our family/stroller friendly benefit run. For early registration, the public race will cost $25 for participants 11 years-of-age and older, $15 for those under 10 years-of-age. All registered runners will receive a t-shirt.  Race day registration is $30.  You can register at Active.com or in the Doherty Business Office between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

The Doherty faculty has jumped on board and will be competing in an interdepartmental and corporate competition. The winning department or corporation earns the Doherty Spirit Stick and bragging rights for a year.

 Location: Monument Valley Park, Colorado Springs

  Date: Saturday August 17, 2019

  Time: 8:05 am benefit run

Registration: In person at Doherty’s Business Office 7:30am-3:30pm  Online Registration:   https://www.active.com/colorado-springs-co/running/distance-running-races/doherty-never-alone-foundation-5k-2019

Robert Duensing
robert.duensing@d11.org