Go Nativity Prep! Go Team Martin!

On March 17th, 2019, Nativity Prep faculty, staff, students and friends will gather to run in the New Bedford 1/2 Marathon, sponsored by the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick.  For more than ten years, faculty and staff have used the run as a way to draw support to the Nativity community.

This year, to honor our Head of School, John Martin, Team Nativity members are running as TEAM MARTIN.  John has been battling cancer for over a year.  This March 17th, we are calling upon the entire Nativity community to come out in a show of support for John and his family and to demonstrate strength and love for Nativity Prep.  New Bedford’s city streets will be awash with the school’s Blue and Gold.

Want to join in on the action?  Participants can choose to run in the New Bedford 1/2 Marathon (full or relay), participate in the Team Martin Walk (2 miles; to Rockdale Ave and back), and everyone is encouraged to join us for a Post-Race Party in the school’s gymnasiumYou do not need to run or walk in order to attend the party.  All participants will receive a free TEAM MARTIN shirt.  All runners and walkers will receive a medal.  See times and locations below.


Interested in supporting Team Martin by making a contribution? 

  • Thanks to our generous supporters who give so much, we are only $90k away from realizing the Nativity2020 Capital Campaign’s $2,020,000 fundraising goal.  An effort to close this final gap is taking place on GoFundMe for anyone who wants to show support.  Help John’s vision for a sustainable future for Nativity Prep become a reality!  An anonymous donor is willing to match 2-1 any donation made in the name of a past or present faculty or staff member who participates this year!!






March 17th Events:

  • Pre-Race Gathering (Nativity Prep) – 10:00 am
  • 1/2 Marathon Start (City Hall) – 11:00 am
  • Team Martin Walk (Nativity Prep) – 11:30 am
  • Post-Race Party (Nativity Prep) – 1:00-3:00 pm