Indy recap – witness to thousands!

10 Nov Indy recap – witness to thousands!

Powerful Pro-Life witness with thousands of participants & spectators at the Indy 5K/half/full Marathon (Nov 6th). LIFE Runners was the largest team (75) and included the youngest half marathoner – only blind half marathoner – only sub 3 hr marathon priest – America’s fastest miler – only mom and two kids finishing half marathon together – only half marathoner bishop. All In Christ!
LifeSiteNews (12 Nov 2021:  LIFE Runners witness to thousands at marathon despite staff’s attempt to remove Pro-Life banner.
* LifeSiteNews (16 Nov 2021):  Blind woman and American mile record-holder run for the unborn, embody faith and humility.

* Save the date! (2-3 Dec 2022):  St. Jude Memphis half/full Marathon with 5K/10K/Kids Mile.  

“REMEMBER The Unborn” banner at the start and finish for all to see!  A race director asked the police to move the banner.  The police didn’t interfere with our witness.    
Indy pre-race meal at St. Michael the Archangel church. Alan Webb spoke. Archbishop Thompson and Bishop Paprocki blessed our team. All In Christ for Pro-Life!
Indy half marathon finish! Costello family finished together. Bernadette trained and paced her children Lilly (14) and Jacob (11). Jacob was the youngest finisher!
Public witness at the Indianapolis Planned Parenthood.
Deb Mirenda guided blind teammate Tina Jinkens. She runs by faith not by sight, wow! 
Bishop Paprocki led the Rosary at Indy Planned Parenthood.
Received a tour of the Women’s Care Center next to the Indianapolis Planned Parenthood.
Archbishop Thompson and Bishop Paprocki celebrated Mass for our team at St. Michael the Archangel church.
Pre-race meal at St. Michael the Archangel church. Alan Webb spoke. Teammates blessed Alan’s ministry. 
LIFE Runner milers: Pat (4:31), Alan (American record 3:46), and Sam (4:30).
Julia Webb, 2019 pre-race speaker and half marathon pushing stroller world record holder (1:21:23), was with us to cheer on husband Alan and teammates!
Gathering to pray the LIFE Runners Creed before the race.
75 LIFE Runners mixed in with thousands of Indy 5K/half/full Marathon participants and spectators, impacting hearts and minds for saving lives!
Father Dominic Rankin finishing the Indianapolis marathon in Boston Marathon qualifying time of 2:51. Cheers!
Sam Castle finishing the Indianapolis half marathon in a personal record 1:26.
Dr. Pat paced his wife Angi to her personal best half marathon (1:52), big smiles!
Steve and Amy Kosta finished the half marathon together. They have been at every fall event since 2013. Cheers!
Bishop Paprocki leads by example! Get his new book: “Running for a Higher Purpose.”
Paul Westendorf racing to a new personal record (3:23)!
Steve Carlsen was on the course the longest with “REMEMBER The Unborn” on his back, high five!
“REMEMBER The Unborn” Gear:  Christmas gifts, jackets, hoodie, sweatshirt, blanket, etc.  
LIFE Runners Daily Devotional:  Order for Christmas gifts and give a holy review
MT. KILIMANJARO MATCHING GIFT:  Time is running out!  We have completed 8,747 steps … 10,594 more steps to the top!  See progress, details, and donate a dollar per step.  Every dollar will be matched up to $19,341.  Thank You!


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  • Annette Petrone
    Posted at 3:11 PM, 15 November 2021 Reply

    Oh, gracious God! What a beautiful outpouring of love and devotion to those least among us! May God continually bless this awesome ministry!