The following story is included in PAW's 2010 Reunions Guide, available on campus May 27.


As an early riser and avid runner, Catherine Patrick Sullivan ’85 noticed that quite a few alumni found time for a Saturday morning run at Reunions. So when her class began looking for a project that it could launch at its 25th reunion, Sullivan suggested bringing those individual joggers together in a community event: the new 5-kilometer Princeton University Reunions Run, or PURR, at the West Windsor fields.

Designed to be a recreational event, the Reunions run begins Saturday morning, May 29, at 8:30 a.m. and follows the same course that Princeton's cross country teams use to train and compete. "It's a chance to catch up with people and do something that you feel good about," said Maria Carreras Kourepenos ’85, Sullivan's co-chairwoman.

Interested runners can register online at

PURR is a fundraiser for two charities with ties to the Class of 1985: Princeton Young Achievers, an educational after-school program for local children from low- and moderate-income families; and Friends of the World Food Programme, the food-aid program of the United Nations. Clayton Marsh ’85 is president of the board for Princeton Young Achievers, and the Class of 1985 recently sponsored an undergraduate intern at the World Food Programme through Princeton Internships in Community Service.

The class's choice to support one local nonprofit and one international charity was inspired by Princeton's informal motto, "In the nation's service, and in the service of all nations."