Father Joe's 5K - Thursday November 25
Tue, Nov 16 1:27pm

Dear MMS Families, 


We hope you will join the Ballas/Troxell and other MMS families for an upcoming family event.  Here is the information for this feel-good holiday happening from  MMS dad, Jerry Ballas:


Father Joe's Thanksgiving 5K is BACK and it's the perfect opportunity to not only celebrate our community with a family fun run, but to also give back and help our San Diego neighbors without homes.  This year's race is especially meaningful as it is the first since Father Joe himself passed away this past July, so it will be amazing to see him honored with a huge turnout.


I created the Team "Maria Montessori School", so if you go to the general registration page (Father Joe's 5K Registration), click on register, you can choose "Join a Team" and search for it.  Alternatively, you can click here and go directly to our team page and then click on "Join Team" and your registration will go directly to the team.   There is even a virtual option if you'll be away for Thanksgiving but still want to commit to burning a few calories before the festivities begin!


If you've never participated in a Father Joe's 5K, it's a wonderful, family-friendly event that starts and ends in Balboa Park and has a great little festival at the finish line along with fresh baked pies you can buy and pick up at the finish line. I've done it every year I've lived in San Diego and look forward to being in-person again this year! 



Jerry Ballas & Regina Troxell (Violet's parents from Room 3)