Symbolic 8K run highlights the closeness of the current and future Cathedral campuses
Some Cathedral School parents observed National Running Day, Wednesday, June 3, with their eyes on the future, when they laced up for an 8K run from the current school campus on Hillsborough Street to the site of the new Cathedral and future Cathedral School on Nazareth Street, and back.
Organizers Sean O’Neal, a parent of a second grader, and Cyril Sagan, parent of a kindergartener, mapped the route, saying it symbolized a “door to door connection between the school’s history and its future.” Parents ran west on Hillsborough, then on Pullen Road through the NC State campus to the Capital Area Greenway and the Nazareth property.
Cathedral School was founded in 1909 and began in a two-room schoolhouse, just a dozen years after Fr. Thomas Frederick Price opened an orphanage on the site where Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral and the new Cathedral School will stand. Cathedral School Principal Mrs. Donna Moss called the run “a reminder of just how close the new Cathedral site is to the current Cathedral.”