Praise for the Lutherans’ Inaugural October Charity Run

(Circling the News received the following letter on October 17.)

I ran in the inaugural Octoberfest 5K race yesterday in the Palisades. I met Pastor Mike Lee, who was just back from running the Boston Marathon. He’s a lovely guy and he finished this race second.

The crowd was a little smaller than I had hoped but everyone was very friendly, and they did an expert job laying out a course in the El Medio Bluffs. I hope to be able to run many more of these and expect many others in the community will join us in 2022.

Kudos to the Palisades Lutheran Church for doing this lovely activity to raise funds for charities as well as their church. And thanks to everyone who helped out, including the large contingent of young people from Palisades High School’s Ambassadors group, who helped all along the 3.1 mile route. Made me proud to be a Palisadian, even for a newbie like me who’s only lived here 22 years.

John Schwartz


This young woman, who attends St. Matthew’s placed first in her age group in the inaugural 5K run on October 16 in a time of 28:46.

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One Response to Praise for the Lutherans’ Inaugural October Charity Run

  1. What a wonderful event. Perhaps more would have joined, but across the street, Pali Prea and many friends and families were celebrating being able to finally gather together for Rev. Matt Hatdin to finally be installed as pastor at Pali Pres. Covid delayed his installation service by 10 months. See you next year.

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