Holy Cross family and friends kick off Family Weekend with the inaugural “Crusaders Against Cancer 5k” road race on campus. The Crusaders Against Cancer 5K presented by Carr Financial Group supports the 15-40 Connection, a Worcester-based cancer 501(c)(3) charity.
At the completion of the race participants proudly displayed “I Conquered Mount St. James” placards. No other race course like Holy Cross’ exists in New England. The course starts on the track behind the Hart Center at the very top of Mount St. James. Race markers and volunteers then direct runners along a carefully designed course that displays some of the most beautiful aspects on campus. Runners appreciate the gradual downslope through the first half of the course followed by a gradual incline that brings runners back to the track at the Hart Center.