Rachel's Run

SAVE THE DATE - Saturday, November 18, 2023Rachel's Run


Each November, the NDA community comes together to remember Rachel Anne Morrison, Class of 2005 valedictorian and 12-season runner. After she graduated, Rachel would come home for Thanksgiving and organize an alumni run with her cross country coach, Harry Mann.  After her untimely passing in 2014, her family sought to preserve that tradition through the establishment of Rachel’s Run, a 5K on the NDA cross country trail now known as Rachel’s Trail.


In the past, 100% of every tax-deductible registration fee and/or donation has supported the Rachel Anne Morrison ’05 Memorial Scholarship for graduating seniors and other important Academy initiatives related to science and athletics. Together with the Morrison family, we are delighted to announce that all proceeds from the run will support the construction of the Rachel Anne Morrison '05 Science Lab, a new state-of-the-art facility on the third floor of our Upper School wing.  We are grateful to the Morrison family for continuing to partner with us as we honor Rachel and strengthen NDA's commitment to science education and STEAM initiatives.


Event Details

  • Saturday, November 18, 2023
  • Academy of Notre Dame
  • 8:00 AM - Registration, Blanch M. Walsh Sports Center
  • 9:00 AM - Community Walk (1.5 miles)
  • 9:45 AM - Community Run (3 miles)
If you would like to make a gift to the Rachel Morrison '05 Science Lab please CLICK HERE.
If you would like to register for the event please CLICK HERE.